Young Education Professionals-Birmingham
YEP-Birmingham was founded by a group of K-12 teachers who are devoted to developing a professional network of educators in Birmingham, Alabama. The leadership team works to provide forums for education professionals to engage in the Birmingham young professionals community.
We are always looking for new ideas, great speakers, and more members. If you would like to contact our team, please email us at birmingham [at] youngedprofessionals [dot] org
Veronica Crenshaw serves as the President of YEP-Birmingham. She is a lawyer by trade and an educator at heart. Veronica is currently an educator at Booker T. Washington K-8 and is a 2014 Corp Member for Teach For America - Alabama. She received her law degree from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham and her undergraduate degree from Fisk University in Nashville, TN. In addition she is a member of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham and is fluent in Spanish. Veronica wants to use her voice to further education reform, put the best teachers in our classrooms, and provide the best possible education to our youth.
Dylan Ferniany, now serves as the Vice President of Development and Partnerships. She is a middle school gifted education teacher in Homewood, Alabama. She has taught in gifted education for seven years while pursuing her passion for education research and policy. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt's Peabody College Ed.D. program in Leadership, Policy, and Organizations. She started YEP-Birmingham in an effort to provide social networks for those committed to improving education in and around Birmingham, Alabama.
Raushanah Adams Smith serves as the Vice President of Membership for Young Education Professionals - Birmingham. Her education background consists of a Master degree in Elementary Education and seven years of teaching instruction for K-8 Mathematics. She has spent the past four years delivering her expertise in higher education to the student life cycle focusing on career, education, and life goal setting. Raushanah believes that YEP Birmingham is a changing force to better education for youth and an opportunity for her to be innovative in her passion for motivating youth while connecting with other professionals.
Earl Crenshaw, Jr. serves as the Vice President of Information Technology. He is dedicated to providing opportunities for students beyond high school. As the owner of Crenshaw Technical Services, Earl believes that integrating technology into classrooms is key to creating meaningful experiences for students and preparing them for this 21st century world. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Mr. Crenshaw also supports the staff of UAB Hospital as a Support Desk Analyst.