Shannon joined ECCLA in January 2019 and administers the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood ® COLORADO Scholarship Program and our grant programs throughout the state. Shannon holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy from Erikson Institute. She has been in the early childhood field for over 20 years and has served as a teacher and a director. She believes that quality early childhood education is integral to the development of children and early childhood educators are the backbone of the field.