Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced the appointment of Jeana Ross as the state’s new Department of Children’s Affairs Commissioner.
“Jeana Ross brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a strong commitment to serving children and their families,” Governor Bentley said. “She also has a tremendous enthusiasm for early learning. I am excited she is joining us to lead this important state agency. She will play a fundamental role as we work to serve the children of Alabama.”
Ross most recently served as a federal programs coordinator and grant administrator for Madison City Schools. She has developed, directed and evaluated programs that impact Alabama’s children from the time they enter pre-K classes until graduation. In addition, she has extensive experience in grant writing, securing more than $7.5 million in grant funds for Alabama schools and programs.