Bevone joined The Trust in December 2004. Ms. Ritchie brings over 16 years experience in the field of Early Care and Education, having worked for both public and private organizations. Her specialty areas include infant/toddler care, special needs, with extensive responsibility for providing quality child development environments. She began her career as a teacher and assumed supervisory and management positions in the Early Head Start programs in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County.
Bevone holds a B.A. (Psychology) and a M.S. (Guidance and Counseling), both from Florida International University. She has completed graduate coursework in Early Childhood Education and is State of Florida certification eligible in early childhood education.
Ms. Ritchie earned a graduate certificate in Infant Toddler Special Needs from the University of Central Florida. She is a Program for Infant Toddlers Caregivers (PITC) and Florida Department of Children and Families childcare certification trainer.