Sharon Mulé is the staff development coordinator for the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development. Prior to coming to the Extension, Ms. Mulé was a project coordinator and a Check & Connect (C&C) national trainer at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota. Recently, she worked on a statewide launch of C&C with the Florida State Personnel Development Grant. Previously, she was the coordinator for Connecting through Service, a student retention project with the Fond du Lac community, and Minnesota E-Connect, a statewide e-mentoring program for youth with disabilities. Prior to her work at the University, Ms. Mulé was a program specialist at Arc Greater Twin Cities providing training on special education law. She has a long history of working with children and families including 11 years as a school readiness home visitor and she continues to teach parent education programs in her community.