17-18 Buell Cohort Announced

The Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program  (BECLP) is an 18 credit, graduate program offered through a collaboration between University of Colorado Denver's School of Education and Human Development and Clayton Early Learning, with generous support from the Buell Foundation.

Following a rigorous and highly competitive application process, sellected Fellows begin a unique model of study that includes a hybrid of classroom and online coursework, a five day summer symposium and retreat, as well as completion of a capstone project to further explore opportunities for impact and change in the field.  

We are proud to announce that among the outstanding individuals selected for the 10th BECLP cohort are two Clayton staff - Cristal Cisneros, Child Family Educator and Lauren Heintz, Manager of Policy & Advocacy. 

Please join us in congratulating this year's cohort of early care and education professionals as they embark on their BECLP journey:

 Danielle Charron, Pedagogista; OPENair Academy at Stanley

 Cristal Cisneros, Child Family Educator; Clayton Early Learning

 Stephanie Gianneschi, Director; The Cottage Preschool, Aspen School District

 Niki Gill Adams, Executive Director of Child Care Licensing; IREE: Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence

 Erika Grimes, Teacher Leader; Stedman Elementary, Denver Public Schools

 Eva Hathaway, Newcomer Kindergarten Teacher; Isabella Bird Community School

 Lauren Heintz, Manager, Policy and Advocacy; Clayton Early Learning

 Matt Hill, Early Childhood Special Educator; Mapleton K-8, Boulder Valley School District

 Lauren Jassil, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E (1), Manager, Early Childhood Services and Autism Program; Community Reach Center

 Jamara Knight, Family Recruitment; Family Star Montessori School

 Lesa Nesbit, Early Childhood Coordinator; Families First

 Meri Nofzinger, Principal; The Center for Family Learning

 Katie Poston, Project Coordinator; Early Milestones Colorado

 Callan Quiram, Early Education Academic Partner; Denver Public Schools

 Kelley Rodriquez, Career Development Director; Early Connections

 Joan Scheuerman, Early Childhood Special Educator; Thompson School District

 Christina Simmons, Executive Director/Principal; Maslow Academy of Applied Learning and Bright Beginnings Preschool

 Sherri Valdez, Executive Director; Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley

 Kelly Wilson, Coordinator, QRIS and CCR&R; Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood

 Meg Yoder, Director of Advancement; Paddington Station Preschool