Longstanding Las Vegas educator selected to lead local early-education institution
Family to Family Connection, a nonprofit that empowers parents and caretakers with the tools to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children through parent education and community networking, has selected longtime supporter and team member Jennifer Fox as its executive director. Fox has spent the majority of her career in the education industry, including a four-year tenure as the organization’s education and support specialist.
Since joining Family to Family in 2019, Fox has empowered hundreds of Southern Nevada families to optimize their student’s early-childhood development through educational and emotional support programs, communication strategies and community networking. Throughout her nearly 20-year career, Fox has focused on expanding her educational background to ensure diversity throughout her skillset, including substitute teaching for the Clark County School District and local private schools and serving as a distance learning leader for the City of Henderson.
Fox’s expertise and knowledge of communication strategies derives from her 10-year career as the marketing and development coordinator for the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which she intends to leverage throughout her new position. She also holds a master’s in liberal arts and sciences from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s in humanities from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
“Jennifer’s passion and extensive knowledge for education will lead our organization in the right direction to continue making a difference in our local community,” said Shannon Billbray-Axelrod, Assemblywoman, Nevada Legislature, District 34 and president of Family to Family Connection. “Our team shares one common goal, offering families an equal opportunity to access quality education and the tools to create and maintain a nurturing environment.”
In her new role, Fox’s responsibilities include overseeing the center’s day-to-day operations, advising and leading team members, supporting families and students and maintaining and expanding community relations. Fox plans to continue developing community outreach and educational programs in effort to emphasize the power of learning for both parents and children.
For more information about Family to Family Connection or to sign up for classes, visit www.family2familylv.org.
ABOUT FAMILY TO FAMILY CONNECTION
Founded in 1998, the Family to Family Connection program builds upon the strengths of children, families, and communities to support the child within the family and the family within the neighborhood. The program was developed by Sandy Miller, former First Lady of Nevada, as a means to help build families Nevada by providing services focusing on strengthening attachment, maximizing brain development and promoting breastfeeding. This statewide effort creates a comprehensive network that encourages optimal child growth and development through community-based public and private partnerships. For more information visit family2familylv.org.