More Information from COAEYC
12/20/2017 Email to Members
We are extremely excited to announce that we have hired a new executive director, Cassandra O'Neill.
Here is a little bit of information about Cassandra
Cassandra O’Neill, a collective leadership enthusiast, recently co-authored the book Five Elements of Collective Leadership for Early Childhood Professionals,which was selected as a comprehensive NAEYC membership benefit in the fall of 2017. An excerpt will be published in Nonprofit Quarterly’s (NPQ) 2017 Winter Edition.
She has extensive experience with ECE leadership development, quality improvement, and systems building. She has assisted over 200 organizations increase their effectiveness since becoming a consultant. She designs and facilitates meetings and learning opportunities which are based on the ways adults learn best. She presents regularly on the neuroscience of trust, identifying and building on strengths, and achieving shared aspirations through collective leadership.
Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked for a national social service agency, state agencies in two states, the National Association of State Health Officials (ASTHO), the National Governors’ Association, and Rutgers University. She has written a chapter in You and Your Nonprofit Board and multiple articles in two Charity Channel newsletters.
Cassandra has an MA from Rutgers University, a Certificate in Culturally Competent Human Services from Temple University, and a BA from the University of California-Berkeley. She will be certified in Conversational Intelligence in January of 2018
One more announcement, The NAEYC Public Policy Forum is in March 2018. If you are interested in joining the Colorado team, check out this link
We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season
Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children Board of Directors
10/09/2017 Email to Members
The COAEYC Board of Directors would like to thank you, fellow Early Childhood professionals, for your ongoing membership and continued support of your organization. COAEYC is in an exciting period of transition as the result of fundamental restructuring by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Beginning in 2011, NAEYC began to conduct a national dialogue with membership regarding the affiliate structure. After six years of work, the result was the official transition and restructuring of its state affiliates. For COAEYC, this includes a new charter and a newly elected Board of Directors; Chair, Soren Gall, and Co-Chair, Lynne Osheim. The Board is currently seeking a new Executive Director to assist with meeting the ongoing goals of COAEYC.
The Board looks forward to supporting our membership and promoting new member benefits. For information about the new membership benefits, check out this YouTube video. COAEYC looks forward to being a leader in Early Childhood Education in Colorado. There are exciting opportunities in the areas of leadership, advocacy, and professional development. Goals include being a High Performing Inclusive Organization (HPIO) for our membership.
Do not hesitate to contact either Soren Gall or Lynne Osheim with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the transition process and COAEYC’s goals for the near future and beyond. This is an exciting time for COAEYC as we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2018.