Positive Solutions for Families Trainers

Name

Agency

Region

Profile
Eva Jankovsky Kids First, Colorado Mountain College Northwest
Eva Jankovsky, Kids First Coach, Adjunct Faculty at Colorado Mountain College, Aspen.  Available in the Northwest region of CO to coach infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms using the Pyramid Plus Model.  Can help facilitate program and community leadership teams as well as parent trainings.  
Jessica Smolleck Grand Beginnings Northwest, Front Range, Denver

Jessica Smolleck is the School Readiness Parent Engagement Program Coordinator for Grand Beginnings in Grand County. Jessica has over 12 years’ experience in education with dual degrees in Elementary and Special Education from Clarion University in Pennsylvania. She has worked in an early education center as a lead toddler teacher for five years. For the last five years she has worked for the Early Childhood Council as a CCR&R (Child Care Resource and Referral Specialist). Her interest in supporting children who have challenging behavior was tested as the need for training in trauma came as an adopted mother of two children from the state foster care system. Jessica became a certified coach in 2014 and a certified trainer in 2016 for Pyramid Plus Approach. Jessica recently graduated from the 2015 Family Leadership Institute Cadre, provides technical assistance to early childhood providers as a QRIS navigator (Quality Rating Improvement Systems), certified ERS rater Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale), and ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionaire-3 and Social Emotional) trainer and is the director of Ready! for Kindergarten Parenting program that focuses on three main learning areas including social emotional.  

Anne Conklin Mile High Montessori Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central

Anne Conklin, kamkconkin@aol.com; Certified Pyramid Plus Approach and Positive Solutions for Families trainer and Early Childhood program consultant. Available in Front Range, Denver, Northeast, Southeast, and South Central areas of Colorado.

Susana Cruz Jeffco Public Schools Northwest, Denver

Susana Cruz AAS, susysangelazul@hotmail.com. Bi-Lingual early childhood teacher, primary job as Preschool Director at Molholm Preschool in Jefferson County Public Schools. Available in all regions offering flexible days and times to: facilitate Positive Solutions for Families in Spanish. Experienced trainer and coach for EQIT (Expanding Quality for Infants and Toddlers) for DECC (Denver Early Childhood Council).

Lacey Mailman Early Childhood Options Northwest, Front Range, Denver

Lacey Mailman, lacey@earlychildhoodoptions.org; Community and Family Support Specialist. Available in the Northwest, Denver and Front Range regions of Colorado to: facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach training; facilitate Positive Solutions; facilitate program and community leadership teams.

Jennifer Werner With Ease, LLC Northwest, Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, Southwest

Early Childhood Specialist. Available in the Front Range including Boulder, Adams, Denver, Broomfield and Weld Counties to: Provide Pyramid Plus Approach training and coaching in infant, toddler and preschool classrooms as well as in the home. Consult teams on Positive Behavior Support plans. Provide TPOT and TIPITOS and facilitate program implementation of inclusion and Pyramid Plus Approach.

Sara Flansburg Fisher Early Learning Center Denver

Master Teacher, Fisher Early Learning Center at the University of Denver.  Available in the Denver metropolitan area for Pyramid Plus Training.  

Dora Fernandez Perez The Resource Exchange Denver, South Central, Southeast

Dora Fernandez is a Certified Pyramid Plus Coach, T-POT Reliability Certified and has a Certificate in PTR-YC. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish. Dora is a native of Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish fluently. She began working with infants and toddlers six years ago. In 2012 she received her Master’s in Educational Leadership. Her love of teaching lead her to learn about Pyramid Plus. Currently she is a member of the Pyramid Plus Leadership Team in Colorado Springs, she is a Developmental Interventionist for The Resource Exchange where she provides in home therapy services for children (0-3) with developmental delays and/or disabilities and she coaches four teachers in the daycare. Dora is passionate about working with children, teachers and families.

Geneva Torr Gingerbread House South Central, Southeast

Geneva Torr, gtorr@gojade.org or gltorr@adams.edu; Pyramid Plus Approach Certified Trainer; Trainer of Trainers - Positive Solutions for Families. Available in the South Central and Southeast.

Lynelle Denton Authentic Learing International LLC Northwest, Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, Southwest

Bi-Lingual Early Childhood and Home Visiting Consultant. Available in all regions of Colorado offering flexible days and times to: facilitate Positive Solutions for Families Training in English or Spanish; coach in Home Visiting and Early Childhood Programs; provide follow up support for Home Visiting and Early Childhood Programs.  

Olivia Fisher Poudre School District Northwest, Front Range, Denver

Olivia Fisher, MAEd Oliviabrownfisher@gmail.com. Bilingual educator. Available in the Front Range, Denver and Northwest regions of Colorado to: facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families Training in Spanish and English.

Sheri Amen Step by Step Northwest, Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, Southwest

  Buell Early Learning Childhood Leadership Program Cohort #2, EQIT Trainer, Touchpoints Trainer

Julie Roberts Bao Swan Children's Center Front Range, Denver

Julie brings understanding and enthusiasm to the Positive Solutions for Families training, drawing from classroom, and life experiences.  She has been working in early childhood education for over 23 years including 8 years at Bal Swan, a demonstration site for Pyramid Plus.

Beth Chilson Poudre School District Front Range

Beth Chilson, bethchilson@aol.com. Parent educator with Poudre School district in Ft. Collins. Available to facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families training in the Front Range

Carly Nixon Early Childhood Options Front Range, Denver, South Central

Carly Nixon, carly@earlychildhoodoption.org; Family Engagement Specialist for Summit County Head Start 0-5. Available in Denver, Front Range, Northwest, South Central to: facilitate Positive Solutions for Families Training in English and/or Spanish

Teri Bierman Family Flex Denver

Early Childhood Preschool Trainer.  Available in the Denver Metro area of Colorado to: facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families Training; coach in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms; facilitate program and community leadership teams.

Chuck Thompson Colorado Boys Ranch (CBR) Youth Connect Denver

Family Life Consultant and motivational speaker.  Available to facilitate Positive Solutions for Families training in the Denver area.

Rene Sasse Early Connections Learning Centers Denver, South Central, Southeast

ersasse@earlyonnections.org Education Specialist/Coach. Available to train the Colorado Springs and surrounding areas to facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families Training, coach infant, toddler, preschool classrooms and family child care homes. 

Julie Brecto Building Blocks Executive Coaching Denver

Executivecoaching.4qi@gmail.com, Julie Brecto, Quality Improvement Coach. Available in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas to: facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families training, coach infant, toddler, preschool classrooms and family child care homes. 

Jennifer Ingerman CPCD South Central

Jennifer Ingerman, Early Childhood Special Educator Buell Early Childhood Leadership Network, Cohort #3

Amberly Gallagher CPCD/MS & Tapestry Family Counseling South Central, Southeast

Amberly Gallagher, Ms/MFTc, tapestrycounseling@comcast.net; Marriage and Family Therapist and Early Childhood Behavioral Health Consultant. Available in Southern Colorado to: facilitate Positive Solutions for Families training and certified to coach in Pyramid Plus in preschool classrooms and childcare facilities.

Angelia Canales Stoll Poudre School District Front Range
strollangelica@yahoo.com
Sobia Khan Bright Beginnings Learning Denver
info@nnlc1.com
Kendra Barney Sheridan Co School District #1 Wyoming
Kendra A Barney - Early Childhood Liaison Sheridan, Co District #1
Jamie Merrion Parents on Duty Front Range, Denver

Jamie Merrion, Parents on Duty. Parenting Coach and Facilitator for Positive Solutions for Families. Available to coach individuals, families, groups or provide one-time seminars to help parents raise children confidently.

Tina Esquibel Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley South Central

Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley
Trainers available in the South Central region to facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families Training
Contact person: Tina Esquibel, itquality@eccslv.org; Quality Improvement coach for infant/toddler and preschool classrooms, program leadership team facilitator, EQIT trainer and coach
ECCSLV website: eccslv.org

Maggie Ginnetti Pikes Peak United Way Denver, South Central, Southeast

Maggie Ginnetti, ginnetti07@hotmail.com; Early Childhood Specialist, Colorado State certified trainer. I bring over 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood field, as well as, personal experience of raising a large family into my trainings. I am available to the Colorado Springs, Teller, Elbert and Denver areas for the Positive Solutions for Families training, along with many other trainings to help teachers and administrators make connections to the families and children they serve!

Nicole Donatto The Resource Exchange South Central

Nicole Donatto, ndonatto@tre.org; Developmental Interventionist, Pyramid Plus Coach, Positive Solutions for Families Trainer, Spanish Interpreter. Available in the South Central and Southeast regions of Colorado to facilitate coaching for infant/toddler and preschool classrooms implementing Pyramid strategies and as a Positive Solutions for Families trainer individual families or groups of families interested in learning effective research based practices to make parenting easier.

Dustin Elliot Fremont County Head Start South Central, Southeast

Dustin Elliott, dustin.elliott@fcheadstart.org; Education/ Mental Health Manager at Fremont County Head Start. Available in Fremont County and surrounding areas to facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families training.

Kristi Maida Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School South Central

Kristi Maida, kristimaida@gmail.com; Educator, PPA Trainer Candidate, Adjunct Professor and parent of twins! Available in Colorado Springs and South Central regions of Colorado to: facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families Training. Kristi holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and over fifteen years' experience in early and elementary education.

Adriana Salcido Early Childhood Options Front Range

adriana@earlychildhoodoptions.org

Phyllis Lucas Qualistar Colorado Front Range, Denver

Phyllis Lucas, plucas@qualistar.org; Quality Improvement Coordinator, Qualistar Colorado. Available for the Denver Metro Area and Front Range to facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families Training.

Kristy Whitaker Front Range

kristy.whitaker@gmail.com

Debby Schleiger Thompson Valley Preschool Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central

Debby Schleiger, Early Childhood Teacher, Director and Program/Staff Director. Available North East Colorado and Wyoming to facilitate the Positive Solutions for Families Training.

Barbara Cotton Paddington Station Preschool Front Range, Denver

Barbara Cotton, M.A. Ed. Available in the Denver Metro and Front Range areas of Colorado to train the Pyramid Plus Approach, Positive Solutions for Families and to facilitate program and community leadership teams. Barbara has over thirty years of experience as an educator and a passion for supporting the social emotional development of children and families. She has also worked with children and families impacted by trauma.

Linda Swedhin Aspen Center for Child Development Front Range

Linda Swedhin
Positive Solutions for Families parenting training available in Boulder County, and Larimer County.