The Pyramid Plus Center certifies trainers and coaches throughout the state to coach and/or train the Pyramid Plus Approach. Child Care Centers, Preschools, and other organizations have the option of hiring Certified Trainers and Coaches on a case-by-case contract basis. Below is a list of Certified Coaches and Trainers available to contract, organized by region*. To contact anyone listed below, simply select their name to send them an email. Those interested in contracting who have additional questions can email the center at firstname.lastname@example.org. *For a complete list of all Certified Coaches and Trainers, please reference the Coach and Trainer Certification page.
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|Eva Jankovsky||Kids First, Colorado Mountain College||Northwest||Yes||Yes||
|Katherine Bucca||Bal Swan Children’s Center||Northwest, Front Range, Denver||No||Yes||
Toddler and Preschool teacher in an Inclusive Environment, available in the front Range, Denver, and some other areas of the Northwest regions of Colorado to: facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach training, facilitate program and community leadership teams.
|Susan Kay||Denver Early Childhood Council||Northwest, Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, Southwest||Yes||Yes||
Social Emotional Early Development (SEED) Coach and Evaluation Specialist at the Denver Early Childhood Council. Susan is a seasoned trainer and workshop facilitator who brings lots of energy and engagement to her trainings. She is available to offer the Pyramid Plus Approach training throughout the state.
|Tanya Campbell||Southern Ute Montessori||Northwest, South Central, Southwest||Yes||No||
Mental Health Consultant, Play Therapist, and Theraplay Therapist. Available in the North and Southwest Regions of Colorado to facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach training; has presented overviews in the states of Washington and New Mexico.
|Mia Wilson||Early Childhood Consultant||Northwest||Yes||No|
|Mary Estrada||Privat Consultant||Northwest, Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, Southwest||Yes||No|
|Amy Martinez||Bal Swan Children's Center||Northwest, Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central||No||Yes||
|Kristen Sposato||Early Childhood Options||Northwest, South Central||Yes||No|
|Virginia Kile||Early Childhood Specialist||Northwest, Southwest||Yes||Yes||
MA, Early Childhood Specialist. Available to coach in toddler and preschool classrooms and provide trainings on individual Pyramid Plus Approach sessions in Southwest and Northwest Colorado. Areas of expertise include early childhood development, cognitive role play, language development, social emotional competency in young children, and challenging behavior.
|Christine Fielder||Grand Beginnings||Northwest, Front Range||No||Yes|
|Katharine Orr||Early Childhood Options||Northwest||No||Yes|
|Lisa Sadar||Early Childhood Council of Larimer County||Northwest, Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, Southwest||No||Yes|
|Jessica Smolleck||Grand Beginnings||Northwest, Front Range, Denver||Yes||Yes||
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.
|Sonja Hecker||Mercy Employee Child Care Center Early Childhood of La Plata Co||Northwest||No||Yes||
Infant and toddler teacher at Mercy Employee child Care, Durango, CO. Sonja brings passion to her trainings with an emphasis on relationships. She is available in the Southwest, South Central and Northwest regions of Colorado to train teachers, directors and early childhood professionals in the Pyramid Plus Approach..
|Anne Conklin||Mile High Montessori||Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central||No||Yes||
Anne Conklin, email@example.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||No||Yes||
Susana Cruz AAS, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
Stephanie Enoch earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a Certified Pyramid Plus Coach, T-POT Reliability Certified and has a Certificate in PTR-YC. Working with children has always been her passion and her profession for over 15 years. Stephanie is availible to coach infant, toddler and preschool classrooms working on implementing the Pyramid Plus approach. She works as coach for CPCD (Head Start) in Colorado Springs.
|Corinne O'Hara||All Smiles FCC||Northwest||Yes||No|
|Lacey Mailman||Early Childhood Options||Northwest, Front Range, Denver||No||Yes||
Lacey Mailman, email@example.com; 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.
|Janis Pottorff||Family Connects||Front Range, Denver, Northeast||No||Yes||
MSW, IMH-E III, Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. Available in the Northeast, Front Range and Denver regions of Colorado to: facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach Training, facilitate planning for ECMH consultation in centers and home settings, facilitate program and community leadership teams, and promoting family engagement.
|Jennifer Werner||With Ease, LLC||Northwest, Front Range, Denver, Northeast, South Central, Southeast, Southwest||Yes||Yes||
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.
|Dee Gilmore||Bal Swan Children's Center||Front Range, Denver||Yes||No|
|Lisa Head||Ability Connections||Front Range, Denver||Yes||Yes||
School Readiness Coach. Available in Denver and Front Range areas to facilitate and train the 18 sessions of the Pyramid Plus Approach. May be able to travel to cities in other regions, please contact for more information.
|Tricia Kelly-Lynch||Colorado Associated of Family Child Care||Front Range, Denver, South Central||No||Yes||
Professional Consultant, Certified Early Childhood Trainer, President of the Colorado Association of Family Child Care, member of the Governor’s Licensing Advisory Committee. Available to facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach training in the Front Range, Denver and the South Central areas of Colorado.firstname.lastname@example.org;%email@example.com
|Kiki McGough||Catholic Charities||Front Range, Denver, South Central||No||Yes|
|Diana Oehler||Ability Connections||Front Range||Yes||No|
|Rochelle Nadeau||Mile High Montessori||Front Range||No||Yes|
|Janine Westlund||Sewall||Front Range||No||Yes||
Janine Westlund, firstname.lastname@example.org; Early Childhood consultant and special educator. Available in the Denver and Front Range regions of Colorado to: facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach training; and facilitate program and community leadership teams.
|Jeanne Teske||Creative Options||Denver||Yes||No|
|Sandra Contreras||Ability Connections||Denver||Yes||No|
|Kelly Miller||Play Therapy i.n.c.||Denver||Yes||Yes||
Play Therapist, Mental Health Consultant available in Denver and surrounding areas to Facilitate Pyramid Plus Approach Training; coach infant, toddler and preschool classrooms; and provide play therapy, individual therapy, family therapy and parent support and education.
|Sara Flansburg||Fisher Early Learning Center||Denver||No||Yes|
|Mary Smith||The Resource Exchange||Denver, South Central||Yes||No||
MA ED with 40 years of experience working in education as an Elementary school teacher (K-5) and Language Specialist, specifically Pre School through 8th grade. Currently a Developmental Interventionist in Part C Early Intervention with The Resource Exchange in Colorado Springs, CO. Available in Colorado Springs and Metro Denver to coach the Pyramid Plus Approach.
|Christine O'Brien||Clayton Early Learning||Denver||Yes||No||
MA, Professional Development Coach at Clayton Early Learning. Available in the Denver region to coach in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms using the Pyramid Plus Approach. Certified to facilitate Positive Solutions for Families training.
|Diane Kirkwood||Bal Swan Children's Center||Denver||Yes||No|
|Kara Schneit||Independent Trainer||Denver||No||Yes|
|Jillian Faux||Mental Health Center of Denver||Denver||Yes||No||
LCSW, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant providing services to the Denver regions of Colorado. Available to consult with teaching staff regarding the social and emotional development of children, facilitate trainings, and coach infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms.
|Susan Rider||Little Friends Learning Center||Denver||No||Yes||
Early Childhood Consultant and Board Member of the Denver Early Childhood Council. Available in the Denver Metro area of Colorado to: facilitate Pyramid Plus Approach training; coach infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms; and facilitate program leadership teams.
|Erin Johnson||Warren Village Learning Center||Denver||Yes||No||
Training and Program Support Manager at Warren Village Learning Center. Available to coach in infant, toddler, preschool, and pre-kindergarten classrooms in the Denver area. Extensive experience with 0-3, social-emotional development and friendship-building skills, trauma-informed care and considerations, and multicultural competence.
|Dora Fernandez Perez||The Resource Exchange||Denver, South Central, Southeast||Yes||No||
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.
|Kelsey Leva||Alliance for Kids||Denver||No||Yes||
Pyramid Plus Approach Community Implementation Specialist at the El Paso County Early Childhood Council and Certified Pyramid Plus Trainer. Available in the South Central,and Denver region of Colorado to facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach Training and Positive Solutions for Families Parent Trainings. Also available to facilitate program and community leadership teams. Area of expertise includes systems building and community-wide efforts to implement Pyramid Plus Approach.
|Frances M Scott||Community Partnership for Child Development||Northeast, South Central||Yes||No||
MA, Mental/Behavioral Health Consultant; available to coach teachers in preschool classrooms in the South Central and North East regions. May also consider coaching in the South East or Western Slope of Colorado. Areas of expertise include service to Armed Force Families, previously a school counselor, and CASA staff member.
|Chris Leaming||The Resource Exchange||South Central||No||Yes|
|Jean Zuendel||The Resource Exchange||South Central, Southeast||Yes||No|
|Mandy Bellerdine||Alliance For Kids||South Central||Yes||No||
Professional Development Specialist and member of the community implementation team at Alliance for Kids (El Paso County Early Childhood Council), EQIT Instructor and Coach, Adjust Early Childhood Education Instructor Pikes Peak Community College; Available to coach early childhood classrooms working towards Pyramid Plus Approach implementation and fidelity in South Central Colorado; participate in local and regional implementation and leadership teams. Extensive knowledge in Early Intervention (Part C) and Professional Development in Early Childhood.
|Chris Henager||Fremont County Head Start||South Central, Southeast||No||Yes||
Education and Mental Health Manager, Fremont County Head Start. Available in the South Central and South East regions of Colorado to facilitate Pyramid Plus Approach Training, facilitate program data collections training; assist program leadership teams.
|Cheryl Collins||CPSD||South Central||Yes||No|
|Karen Banovich||CPCD||South Central||Yes||No||
Karen Banovich, email@example.com. Pyramid Plus Certified Coach and CDE Coaching Credential. Specializes in supporting staff, children, and families by providing individualized, culturally sensitive, and data driven consultation. The consultation is designed to promote the social-emotional and behavior development and competence of pre-school aged children.
|Kelly Hurtado||Independent Contractor||South Central||Yes||No||
Khurtado78@gmail.com; Early Childhood Coach. Availiable in El Paso County to provide Pyramid Plus Coaching in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms; conduct TPOT and TIPITOS observations and feedback sessions.
|Melisa Caron||Early Connections LC||South Central||Yes||Yes||
Melissa Caron, LCSW, firstname.lastname@example.org; Behavioral Health Specialist. Available in the South Central and Southeast regions of Colorado to: facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach training and coach the Pyramid Plus Approach in infant, toddler and preschool classrooms.
|Susan Koval||South Central||Yes||No||
I am a seasoned professional in the field of early childhood education, with a bachelor’s degree in ECE and over 21 years’ experience. I currently hold a position as an early childhood coach with Community Partnership for Child Development, and am available to coach both Head Start and Early Head Start in the Pyramid Plus Approach.
|Mara Hsu||ECC of SLV||South Central||Yes||No||
Mara Hsu, email@example.com, EHS Manager, ECC SLV. Available in South Central region to coach teachers in the Pyramid Plus Approach. Classrooms include infant, toddler, and preschool. Also available to provide support for program-wide Leadership Teams.
|Veronica Cisneros||Sargent EL Center||South Central||Yes||No|
|Marcia Mangan||Gingerbread House||South Central||No||Yes||
Marcia Mangan, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sargent Early Learning Center Director. Available in the South Central and Southeast regions of Colorado to: facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach trainings.
|Geneva Torr||Gingerbread House||South Central, Southeast||No||Yes|
|Kathy Banhagel||Sargent Early Learning||South Central||Yes||No||
Colorado to facilitate the Pyramid Plus Approach training and Positive Solutions for Families trainings.
|Heather Oliver||Riverhouse Childrens Center||Southwest||Yes||No||
Available to: Coach in the Southwest regions of Colorado in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms; work closely with the LaPlata Early Childhood Council as well as the La Plata Community Implementation Site.
|Sara McVaugh||Community Connections Early Intervention Program, Early Childhood Council of La Plata County||Southwest||Yes||No||
Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Community Consultant/Trainer. Works with Community Connections Early Intervention Program and the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County. Available in the Southwest region of Colorado to coach the Pyramid Plus Approach in infant, toddler, and preschool settings, including Early Intervention providers and families.
|Robin Snyder||Norwood Public Schools||Southwest||No||Yes|
|Lorinda H Martinez||Early Childhood and Education||Southwest||Yes||No||
BA, Elementary Education; MA, Curriculum Instruction with an Emphasis in Reading. Early Childhood and Education Consultant. Available in the Southwest region of Colorado. Qualified to coach the Pyramid Plus Approach in infant, toddler and preschool environments. Has also worked as a Math Coach in New Mexico; is Familiar with Saxon Math, NWEA Data, Data Analysis of Standards Based Assessments, and AIMSweb.
|Carie Mitchell||Gunnison Watershed School District||Southwest||Yes||Yes||
Carie Mitchell is a Pyramid Plus Coach and Trainer available in southwest regions of Colorado for facilitation of pyramid Plus Approach trainings, coaching in birth through five social emotional development and environmental design.
|Teri Bierman||Family Flex||Denver||Yes||No||
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.
|Amberly Gallagher||CPCD/MS & Tapestry Family Counseling||South Central, Southeast||Yes||No||
Amberly Gallagher, Ms/MFTc, email@example.com; 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.
|Sobia Khan||Bright Beginnings Learning||Denver||No||Yes||
|Chelsea Chamberlain||The Acorn School||Front Range, Denver||Yes||No||
Available in Boulder County and Denver to provide coaching to teachers and other ECE staff. As the assistant director for my school I work closely with each teacher and family. Building strong relationships is something I pride myself on. If you are looking for a coach to support children ages zero to three in particular I am the one for you!