A Colorado native, from Greeley originally, I came to Montezuma County in 1996 for the opportunity to teach French at the Cortez Middle School. How time has flown! I have managed to work my way around Cortez at a variety of schools and have found myself with different age groups. Some of those students from the earlier years now are parents whose children I have gotten to know when I decided that I needed to go back to preschool. It was when my two sons, Jackson(12) and Benjamin(10), were born that I deemed it necessary to explore the world of Early Childhood Education. With a BA in Secondary French Education from the University of Northern Colorado, I have also earned a Montessori credential from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder. Doesn’t Infant Toddler work sound appealing? Seriously! I have the distinction of being the first man Vangi has hired at MECC.
In my experience I have come to appreciate the important work that is accomplished in the ECE classroom and it was with excitement that I accepted the Social/Emotional Coaching position at MECC. This position will allow me to stay connected with the children served in the community and develop collaborative relationships with the wonderful administrators, teachers and assistants in the schools. Thank you to those I have already met for making me feel welcome in this position. For those I have yet to meet, I look forward to it. If I can be of service to you, please feel free to contact me at the MECC office by phone at 970-564-3211 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.