Shannon joined ECCLA in January 2019 to support the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program (T.E.A.C.H.). In this role, she administers T.E.A.C.H. and supports recipients throughout the state. Shannon holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and has been in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She has served as a teacher, a director and in the last three years, the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program Coordinator. She believes that quality early childhood education is integral to the development of children and early childhood educators are the backbone of the field.