Announcing the 2015-2016 Buell Early Childhood Leadership Fellows
This year-long graduate certificate program is a partnership between the Institute at Clayton Early Learning, University of Colorado-Denver and the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation.
Having participated in a highly-competitive application and interview process, the 20 candidates that have been selected were chosen for their professional dedication to the field of early education. Throughout the next year, the Fellows will compete 18 credit hours that will support each student's growth and development as an emerging leader and effective agent for change, advocacy and educational excellence for young children and families.
We celebrate the 2015-2016 Buell Early Leadership Fellows and wish them all of the best in the journey ahead!
Shade Adebayo, Facilitator, Laredo Child Development Center, Aurora Public Schools
Adella Arredondo, Interim Family Services Director, City and County of Denver
Casey Badger, Disabilities & Mental Health Coordinator, Mile High Montessori
Laura Childers, Lead Kindergarten Teacher, Mountain Pheonix Community School
Dorothy Fien, CIT (Curriculum, Instruction and Training) Coach, CPCD of Colorado Springs
Tami Foth, Preschool Teacher/Director, Hayden Valley Preschool
Ame Guilfoil, Early Childhood Special Educator, San Juan BOCES
Sheri Hannah-Ruh, Director, Promises for Children, United Way of Weld County
Tami Havener, Executive Director, Family Development Center of Steamboat Springs
Kimberly Homuth, Licensing Specialist, Arapahoe Early Childhood Council
Andrea Laser, Early Childhood Special Educator, Boulder Valley School District
Nicole Lovseth, Kindergarten Teacher, Southmoor Elementary, Denver Public Schools
Michelle Maestas, Teacher, Aurora Public Schools
Pedro Mendez, Research and Evaluation Associate, Clayton Early Learning
Hannah Nichols, Early Childhood Coordinator, The Civic Canopy
Nicole Rudman, Teacher, St. Vrain Valley School District
Lorendia Schmidt, CAPTA Administrator, Colorado Department of Human Services
Taran Schneider, Director of Child Care Resource & Referral, Qualistar Colorado
Dawn Sweeney, Support Services Manager, Boulder County Head Start
Eryn Weber Kaczka, RISE Director, Marion Downs Center