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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 members name in bold above their title to be linked to their email address. 

  • 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."

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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."

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

  • 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 & Scheduling focus), 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.”

  • Manger (Fee-for-Service & Colorado Shines focus), Quality Assessment Services
    “I love my role because I help early childhood professionals improve quality for our youngest populations.”

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

  • Manger (Colorado Shines focus), 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.”

  • Assessment Associate
    "I am committed to contributing to any child’s well-being because I strongly believe that all children deserve quality, no matter where they come from and what their background is. I enjoy my role as an assessor because I can give feedback and recommendations to programs so they are able to reach for a higher level of quality, for the purpose of providing the best experiences for children."

  • 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.”

  • 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."

  • 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.”

  • 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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