Dr. Monette Ferguson
Dr. Monette M. Ferguson Ed D
Director of Early Learning/ Chief Compliance Officer
Dr. Monette Ferguson has worked in the non-profit sector for almost 15 years at Action for Bridgeport Community Development Inc.( an urban community action agency). Monette began her non-profit leadership career as a Head Start family case-worker at this agency. She quickly advanced to directing the Early Learning division here. In this role Dr. Ferguson oversees more than 300 staff members who provide quality school readiness experiences and comprehensive family resources to over 1000 families in Bridgeport and the surrounding area. She has worked in this role for almost 8 years.
Dr. Ferguson has grown her leadership development over the years in this position while writing grants, managing multi-million dollar budgets, and collaborating with community partners toward the common goal of ensuring quality early childhood experiences for all children while assisting families with breaking the cycle of poverty. She has participated in several State Department workgroups assisting in defining “school readiness”, and creating standards for the Connecticut Early Childhood Teaching Credential. She is the Connecticut representative for the New England Head Start Association and has been honored locally as a strong advocate who fights for quality education for all in the early childhood space.
Dr. Ferguson is also an Early Childhood Credential Reviewer for the State of Ct. and holds a BS from the University of Bridgeport, a MS in Criminal psychology from the University of New Haven and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Bridgeport .