KayDee Caywood Ph.D., President, Communications Organizer

KayDee has worked in the area of Special Education for over 40 years – first in the classroom as a teacher, an administrator, a researcher, and then as a professor at National University.   Her primary interest was working with difficult students who needed structure to be successful.  Her areas of research included working across differing cultural backgrounds and issues surrounding Autism.

Since retiring from the university setting, her interests have been dedicated to working with children and organizations that can benefit from her expertise.  Her work in Education and Communications is a good fit to help Step Up Ventura.

“I believe it is important to work with young children in navigating through life experiences.  Step Up Ventura is designed to help young children that are homeless learn how to be successful in interacting with their environment and preparing for school opportunities.”