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نامزدهای انتخابات هیئت مدیره COAEYC 2022

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2024 Board of Directors Election and welcome new and returning changemakers to COAEYC's board.

Important note: In alignment with our strategic plan to increase the capacity of both the Board and COAEYC, the Board decided to add one additional general seat. COAEYC bylaws allow up to 12 seats, and this adjustment will bring us to a total of 10 board members. For the purpose of voting with an even amount of Board Members, Rebecca Armentrout, our incoming Board Chair, will abstain from votes unless there is a tie. The three general seats represent the three candidates who received the most votes from COAEYC members during the election. If you have any questions about this change, we encourage you to reach out to Chair-Elect Rebecca Armentrout (Chair term beginning 7/1) or current Chair Caitlyn Russell (term ending 6/30).

General Seat

Student Seat

Teacher Seat

General Seat

Stacey Guymon

Monte Vista, CO

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What is your occupation or job title? Who is your employer or institution?

Elementary Principal and ECE Director at Monte Vista School District

ECE Adjunct Professor at TSC/CU programs

What is an issue in early childhood education that is important to you?

There are so many issues that I am concerned about. A few are: teacher qualification and retention, quality care in Rural areas, social emotional increasing behaviors in our young children, and support families post Covid.

Tell us about a professional goal that you have for this year.I would like to share my professional experience and knowledge with other around the State. I have accomplished many things in my local community and region, and I would like to expand and be part of conversation in a wider capacity.

Why are you interested in serving on the COAEYC Board of Directors?

I have been actively working in Early Childhood for the past 27 years. I am passionate about the work and would like be involved more at the State level of decision and planning.

Stacy is currently filling a vacant seat on the COAEYC Board of Directors. She is eligible to serve two consecutive terms if elected.

Sonia Semana

Fort Collins, CO

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Sonia is currently serving on the COAEYC

Board of Directors and is eligible to serve

a second term if re-elected.

What is your occupation or job title? Who is your employer or institution?

Manager of Education at Clayton Early Learning 

What is an issue in early childhood education that is important to you?

I am currently deeply impacted by including family childcare providers in our work with children. I feel their voice is often lost. I am also concerned for the access of quality early education for our rural areas in Colorado and access to professional growth opportunities for our fellow educators.

Tell us about a professional goal that you have for this year.

My professional goal for this year is to continue being a loud voice for access to quality early childcare. I am going to continue being involved in public policy that impacts the work of early childhood educators. I am currently teaching at CU-Denver and would like to continue teaching bilingual courses for educators that would like to continue enhancing their professional growth. This year, I also set a goal to present at NAEYC PLI. I learned a couple of days ago that my presentation was selected. I would like to continue advocating for early childhood professional both local and rural areas.

Why are you interested in serving on the COAEYC Board of Directors?

I have been part of the board for the last two years. I am now more aware of the issues impacting local educators and families. I have also seen the board membership grow and how much the organization has expanded to connect with our members. I would like to continue being part of this growth and use my knowledge to provide a voice for our early childhood professionals. I feel we have much work do be done to reach our members and I want to work towards making COAEYC a strong resource for our Colorado community. I am also passionate to increase access to our non English speaking population in Colorado.

Sarah Goldman

Lone Tree, CO

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What is your occupation or job title? Who is your employer or institution?

Account Manager at Discount School Supply

What is an issue in early childhood education that is important to you?

Where to begin...wage disparities and professionalizing the EC workforce, providing early childhood coaching that is not tied to a state initiative, DEI in programs, sustainability of EC Councils...just to name a few

Tell us about a professional goal that you have for this year.

This year, I will grow my network, strengthen existing relationships, and increase my GM value.

Why are you interested in serving on the COAEYC Board of Directors?

Serving on the COAEYC board would allow me to support early childhood professionals in a more direct and impactful manner beyond my current corporate job. In addition, serving would be another avenue in which to advocate for the needs of both children and providers. I believe my experience in the non-profit early childhood sector will lend itself beautifully to COAEYC's mission. COAEYC is growing and evolving and I wish to be a part of and contribute to its evolution.

Student Seat

Karima Guittoune

Denver, CO

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What is your occupation or job title? Who is your employer or institution?

Early Childhood Teacher and Arabic Interpreter at CCD Play and Learn Child Care Center

Graduate Student at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs

What is an issue in early childhood education that is important to you?

Something challenging the kids with special needs .

Tell us about a professional goal that you have for this year.

Become a director in ECE or higher level , develop my career with this domain , to serve and helps others

Why are you interested in serving on the COAEYC Board of Directors?

I love serving my community, especially when it is related to kids ( early childhood education in general ).

Teacher Seat

لی کارلسون هرناندز

گلنوود اسپرینگز، شرکت

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شغل یا عنوان شغلی شما چیست؟ کارفرما یا موسسه شما کیست؟

مدیر شروع اولیه، اداره خدمات انسانی شهرستان ایگل

چه موضوعی در آموزش دوران کودکی برای شما مهم است؟

یک سیستم به خوبی هماهنگ در دوران کودکی که بر عدالت متمرکز است و از برنامه های با کیفیت بالا و توسعه نیروی کار حمایت می کند برای من مهم است. 

در مورد هدف حرفه ای که برای سال 2022 دارید به ما بگویید.

در ماه مه 2022، من با کارشناسی ارشد آموزش، رهبری و حمایت از دوران کودکی از موسسه اریکسون فارغ التحصیل خواهم شد. برای تیم من، هدف من اجرای بیشتر شیوه‌های بازتابی، نظارت و مشاوره برای کاهش فرسودگی شغلی و آسیب‌های ناشی از کار است. من همچنین برای پایان دادن به کارشناسی ارشد خود در سیاست عمومی و مدیریت یا ادامه تحصیل در مقطع دکتری خود را ادامه خواهم داد. 

چرا شما علاقه مند به خدمت در هیئت مدیره COAEYC هستید؟

من در سال 2018 با خانواده ام از پیتسبورگ به کلرادو بازگشتم، دانش و درک بیشتری از چشم انداز دوران کودکی کلرادو به دست آورده ام و اکنون می خواهم به جامعه بازگردم. 

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