Early Education Team

teachers and staff

Our Team

Denver Public Schools Early Education Department focuses on building shared best practices for working with young children and their families and promoting the value of early education through advocacy and strategic communication, keeping the community informed.

Our team is committed to administrator and teacher effectiveness; aligned standards, curricula, and assessments of social-emotional and academic skills for students from PreK to third grade; quality learning environments; family engagement; data driven improvement; and collaboration with the community.

Early Education Staff

A – L

Zaineb Abdulwafi – Head Start Health Partner, CNA

Lauren Adamson – Client Technical Support – Denver East

Jessica Anglin – Early Education Manager

Liz Beindorff – Head Start Health and Wellness Supervisor

Erin Ellis – Office Support II

Becka Eschel – Head Start Operations Coordinator

Nydia Gonzales – Head Start Family Liaison

Laura Green – Project Manager

Julissa Gomez-VanDeVelde – Head Start Nurse, RN

Monica Guerrero – Office Support III

Rosie Hernandez – Head Start Office Support II

Priscilla Hopkins – Executive Director

Andrea “Andi” Ives – Business Manager

Sydney Kalin – Early Education Specialist

Karen Labuda – Head Start Family Liaison

Eric Love – Early Education Director

M – Z

Geraldine Martinez – Head Start Family Liaison

Irma Martinez – Head Start Family Liaison

Lois McDonald – Lead Head Start Family Liaison

Danielle Mitchell – Early Education Specialist

Anastasia Moloney – Early Education Specialist

Amy Nagel – Early Education Specialist

Max Panten – Client Technical Support – Denver West

José Paz – Director of Head Start

Fernando Perez-Soto – Head Start Family Liaison

Amar Vaanchig – Budget Analyst

Elena Villagrana – Head Start Family Liaison

Jane Walsh – Director of Community Partnerships

Trina Watkins – Head Start Family Liaison

Nguyen Vo – Systems and Process Manager

Elyse Yurth Adlen – Head Start Education & Disabilities Specialist