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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 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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Katie Danna Poston
Katie serves as a Senior Project Manager for the CIRCLE Initiative at Early Milestones Colorado. I believe that leadership is more than merely acquired knowledge and begins with building strong, trusted relationships. I’m excited to join the ALC to lend my leadership skills to the program and the people who have helped me hone them earlier in my career.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Lesa is a Senior Program Officer/Supervisor at the Buell Foundation. She is excited about the opportunity to engage with fellow leaders and to support the work of the network on a deeper level. She believes leadership can be shared and requires one to be authentic, have integrity, work collaboratively with others, and to respect the collective strengths of individuals represented in all settings.
Theresa believes having an open mind and an open heart helps us to truly hear what others are saying and that staying curious creates the right conditions for learning and growing. I am excited to continue to build connections with others across the state as we lead, learn, and grow together.
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 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 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 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!
Liliana Flores Amaro
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 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.
Natalie is a Library Program Associate in the Early Learning Department at Denver Public Library. She believes that when we cultivate curiosity for what's happening within ourselves and within our communities, we're able to truly connect and co-create change. She's excited to be in community and continue to learn and grow alongside all the leaders in the ALC and within the greater network.