Geneva Hallett, Director and Principal Investigator
Geneva Hallett, M.A. Ed., Ed.D candidate, and ECSEL scholar is the Director and Principal Investigator of The Pyramid Plus Center: the Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion. She is a co-facilitator of the Colorado State Policy Team for the Pyramid Model and Inclusion Practices. Geneva has over thirty years’ experience in early childhood education. She has taught in and directed early childhood programs, taught early childhood courses at the university level, as well as trained and coached early childhood professionals. Geneva was among the first educators to be trained in the Pyramid Model in 2003. She has studied several times in Reggio Emilio, Italy and was a participant in the first advanced study tour of Reggio. Before joining the Pyramid Plus Center in 2011, Geneva was the Vice President of Qualistar Ratings where she oversaw all aspects of the statewide rating in Colorado. As Vice President of Quality Improvement at Qualistar Early Learning she created the Getting Ready for Ratings binder and created and delivered the ‘train the trainer’ trainings specific to the Qualistar Rating. She is an invited contributor to the newly released, The Preschool Inclusion Toolkit: How to Build and Lead a High-Quality Program (Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2015). Geneva has given presentations on early childhood education topics at the local, national, and international level.