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Below you will find information for each of our staff members alphabetized by first name including names, titles, contact information, and responses to the question: “Why do you love your job?” Click on the staff member's name in bold above their title to be linked to their email address. You can also click on any name listed below under "list" to be taken directly to their information. 

  • This email will connect you to our Colorado Shines Quality Data Team where you can submit indicator questions related to the evidence guides and indicator resubmissions.

  • This email will connect you with the Quality Advancement Team where you can ask ERS questions, schedule certification, request services, etc.

  • Quality Assessment Associate
    "It is both beautiful and inspiring to me that children come into this world ready to learn from every experience they have. I love working in early childhood education because I find joy in seeing children smile, hearing how they make sense of the world, and I enjoy learning from them and internalizing their innocent and untouched wisdom. I see the importance of providing positive, supportive, and high-quality environments for children to learn the skills they need to build strong foundations, and in turn continue to lead joyful, healthy, and successful lives."

  • Lead Quality Assessment Associate
    “I enjoy the people that I work with. Everyone works so well as a team. I appreciate being a part of a state-wide initiative to improve the quality of early childhood programs in Colorado. I like helping programs and teachers to improve their practice through quality ratings.”

  • Quality Assessment Associate
    “I love the variety of programs I get to visit, and all the great people I meet. It is an inspiration to observe high-quality programs. I also love the people I am lucky enough to work with.”

  • Quality Advancement Specialist
    "I love my work with the IRR team because we get to connect with coaches across the state and we get to hear all the great work that is being done all around the state to improve the quality in Early Childhood programs."

  • Quality Advancement Specialist
    "The ECE profession combines my love for working with young children with the dream of directly contributing to the betterment of society as a whole. The children are always the number one reason. My role involves working with many different people who are all invested in doing right by the children they care for. Developing relationships and building a sense of community is a critical first step in building the foundation for effective assessment that actively involves teaching other people you work with, the teachers and the community what they may not know about their children-the little members of society."

  • Quality Assessment Associate
    “As an assessor, I am privileged to observe and experience the world of little people, and make a difference in early childhood programs by conducting quality assessments one program at a time. I also love and enjoy the people I work with-they are such great teammates."

  • Quality Data Associate
    “I love being part of an organization that impacts the quality of early childhood education across the state of Colorado!”

  • Quality Assessment Associate
    “I love helping to ensure that children get the best start to their education by learning in a high-quality classroom environment. I enjoy working with teachers and directors in all types of programs across the state and highlighting the amazing work they do for Colorado’s youngest generation of learners!”

  • Manager (Data Team), Quality Assessment Services
    “I love my job because I get to talk to early childhood professionals all across the state and support them through their rating. There are always new challenges that require creative solutions, which helps me expand my knowledge base.”

  • Quality Advancement Specialist
    "I love that I get to visit all kinds of ECE programs all around our beautiful state, as well as help professionals improve the quality of care that children receive!"

  • Manager (Advancement Team), Quality Assessment Services
    “I love my role because I help early childhood professionals improve quality for our youngest populations.”

  • Quality Advancement Specialist
    “I love my job because of this outstanding team, who are so incredibly positive, supportive, and passionate about impacting early childhood throughout the state.”

  • Manager (Assessment Team), Quality Assessment Services
    “I love my job because I work with like-minded professionals that are passionate about improving the quality of Early Childhood Education across our state. We all understand how important it is that all children have equal access to high-quality Early Childhood Education. By working for Clayton Early Learning we can stay the course and spread the message to the point that the big dream becomes a reality. Wouldn’t that be grand?”

  • Director, Quality Assessment Services
    “I love my job because of the great work we are doing to support quality improvement in the environments where young children begin their journey in education. Learning starts at birth and is crucial as the brain develops in these first years of life. I feel our work directly impacts the quality education children receive in our state.”

  • Quality Assessment Associate
    "Working in ECE brings joy to my heart. Not only do I get to watch the children grown and develop physically and mentally, but I also get to enjoy the most crucial years of their life with them."

  • Quality Assessment Associate
    "I enjoy building relationships and supporting early childhood professionals. I have been given the opportunity to not only implement my personal passion but exercise my professional skills in the field of Early Childhood Education. I am excited to see educators, children, and their families thrive in a quality childcare program. A program that will allow for each child to experience the joy of learning through play. Educators that create a learning environment that welcomes all families, no matter their socioeconomic or cultural status. Educators that develop nurturing relationships with children that support the youngest learner."

  • Quality Assessment Associate
    “I love working at Clayton. The best part of my job is to see quality practices in early education. It is so rewarding to help the teachers, become aware of their strengths and show them how they can do even better. I believe that’s my contribution in making sure that our next generation gets a great beginning.”

  • Quality Data Assistant
    "I enjoy being a part of a network of individuals dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood programs throughout the state of Colorado."

  • Quality Assessment Associate
    “Why do I love my job? Having the ability to help programs achieve better quality as well as the team of people I work with.”

  • Quality Data Associate
    “I enjoy reviewing and analyzing all the Colorado Shines evidence that each program submits to be a quality program and all the super talented individuals that make up the QAS team.”

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