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Cohort 4

Becky is honored to serve as the Lead Connector/Director of the Buell Early Childhood Network. She believes leadership requires courage, integrity, and respect which allows leaders the reciprocal opportunity to influence and inspire oneself and others to live into their life’s purpose. 

Hanna Nichols

Cohort 8

Hanna serves as the Communication and Engagement Strategist for the Buell Early Childhood Network. She believes the best leadership comes from a space of co-creation, being willing to do the hard thing, and the ABCs (always being curious).

Kate serves as Program Coordinator believes leadership is a choice to hold space for ideas, tensions, and stories. A good leader will give up something for even the possibility of the group’s success.

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Noemi Aguilar

Cohort 2

Noemi works in the Migrant Education Department at the Colorado Department of Education. She believes in servant leadership and strives to “give back” to the community that has helped her professional and personal growth.

Stephanie Gianneschi

Cohort 10

Stephanie is the philanthropy director at Aspen Community Foundation (ACF). With a background in education and leadership, she works to support youth and families to thrive in the Aspen to Parachute region through ACF’s Cradle to Career Initiative.

Allison Alexander

Cohort 13

Allison is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Aspen Community Foundation and is excited to grow her connections with the network and learn more about the work that other leaders are doing.

Shela Blankenship

Cohort 2

Shela works as the Early Childhood Coordinator for St. Vrain Valley Schools.  Shela thrives when working alongside fellow leaders in the field and works to empower her staff to find their passion to support their peers and the greater good of early childhood education.

Stacy Fuijeda

Cohort 11

Stacy is an education manager for Boulder County Head Start. She believes that leaders should encourage the dismantling of old tables and help to co-create new ones with the people they work with. Every person should have ownership over a seat at the table.

Cohort 14

Amy is the Senior Manager of Early Learning at YouthPower 365 and her hope is that we can continue to focus on the Foundational Pillars by embracing the strengths and diversity of members and truly living the values.

Joan Scheuerman

Cohort 10

Joan is an itinerant ECSE/Instructional Coach at St. Vrain Valley School District. I’m excited about our potential to support and challenge each other. I hope we meet often, in small and large groups, to support each other as leaders.

Vani Tangella

Cohort 12

Vani serves as a Racial Equity Specialist with the Office of Health Equity. Her approach to community engagement is to meet communities where they are and place relationships at the center.

Cohort 1

Vangi is the Council Coordinator for Montelores Early Childhood Council. She is excited about staying connected, planning events & learning opportunities. She hopes that we creatively find ways to engage alumni. 

Chris Miller

Cohort 11

Chris is the Senior Director of Quality Initiatives at Denver Preschool Program. He hopes for a strengthened sense of connection and creating avenues to continuously and meaningfully engage, in activities that hold promise to promote equity and the well-being of Colorado’s children and families.

Dorothy Shapland

Cohort 5

Dorothy is Associate Professor of ECE at Metro State University. She hopes that we are able to bring more people actively back into the network in the coming year to support one another and celebrate the work of our state in ECE.

Jessica Carroll

Cohort 6

Jessica is the Director-GrandKids at UC Health. When she attended the most recent Buell Alumni retreat, her passion to help support early childhood education across Colorado was ignited once again!

LaShawn Love

Cohort 7

LaShawn is the Chief Executive Officer at Love Foundation 303.  Her hope for BECLN as we move into the unknown is that BECLN seeks the unlikely voices, reach across tables, and expands its reach to mobilize those most impacted.

Liliana Flores Amaro

Cohort 11

Liliana is a Senior Instructor at University of Colorado Denver. Her hope is that we continue acknowledging our humanity, our connections, and our individual and collective strengths as a network. 

Sherri Amen

Cohort 2

Sherri is a HealthySteps Specialist at Centura Primary Care of Ft. Morgan: She’s excited about being apart of something that is such a positive change agent. She hopes to bring support and togetherness to members.