So, have you ever thought, “I know this stuff does not happen to other people?” Vernon will share leadership stories about some of the situations he has been presented and survived in 30 years of early childhood leadership. The stories are REAL and unbelievable. This fun, laugh-out-loud discussion will remind you that “you’re not crazy, but maybe everyone else is!” You’ll leave with a better perspective and ready to tackle what the universe throws at you! This is Vernon’s favorite discussion topic!
Vernon Mason, Jr – Vernon has been called the trifecta of childcare. He grew up in an “in-home” program. As his programs grew, he has been the owner-director of small, medium, and large programs. After 28.5 years, including a decade of multi-site ownership, he sold his schools in 2019 to a large regional provider. Along the way, Vernon completed a Master’s in Early Childhood, wrote a couple of books, and is one of the most sought-after speakers and humorists in the childcare industry. Today Vernon is Senior Vice President of Growth and Development for The Nest School.