Facilitator Certification

Pyramid Facilitator Certification is an intentional development pathway designed to support professionals in their efforts to improve and support the capacity of state systems and local programs to implement the Pyramid Model, an early childhood multi-tiered system of support to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children, birth to five years of age. 

Pyramid Facilitator Certification Completion Celebration

Congratulations to our inaugural cohort of Pyramid Facilitators. 25 Candidates and 3 Support Advisors completed their certification at a celebration on June 24th at the Bee Hugger Farm in Longmont.  

These outstanding professionals engaged in a rigorous process and provided evaluation and valuable feedback along the way. Their willingness to pioneer our Facilitator Certification and strengthen it will be appreciated for cohorts to come. Thank You!  

 
2021 – 2022 Pyramid Facilitator Certification Cohort 
  • Anne Conklin, Consultant, Denver Metro  
  • Brandi Berg, Early Connections Learning Center, Colorado Springs  
  • Carlee Raffensperger, QI Navigator, Mesa County ECC  
  • Cherise Robart, Owner/Director, Aurora  
  • Chris Henager, Education/Mental Health/Disabilities Manager. Fremont County Head Start  
  • Daisy Thompson, QI Navigator, Mesa County ECC  
  • Dawn Alexander, Colorado Child Care Consultations, North Metro  
  • Elizabeth Williams, QI Coach, Denver County ECC 
  • Jeanne Piper, ERSEA Manager, Fremont County Head Start  
  • Kate McGuire, Education Coach, Mile High Early Learning  
  • Kayleen Stratton, Owner/Director, Longmont  
  • Kelly Herndon, Mental Health & Disabilities Manager, Mile High Early Learning  
  • Kim Theller, PD Coordinator, Early Childhood Options   
  • Lia Closson, Mental Health Support Specialist, La Familia 
  • Margaret Davis, ECMHC, ECPAC  
  • Melissa Caron, Behavioral Health Director, Early Connections 
  • Pam Kage, Coach, ECC of Yuma, Washington & Kit Carson  
  • Rochelle Nadeau, Deputy Director, Mile High Behavioral Healthcare  
  • Sobia Kahn, Consultant, Colorado Childcare Consulting  
  • Stacy Hart, ECMHC, EVICS Family Resource Center & ECC of Larimer County 
  • Stephanie Mari-Edwards, Quality Support Coach, ECC of Logan, Phillips, & Sedgwick  
  • Susan Kay, Social Emotional Development Specialist, DECC  
  • Susan Lohmiller, ECE Coach, ECPAC  
  • Tammy Licano, Instructional Aide, McClave School District RE-2   
Certification Support Advisors 
  • LJ Werner, Early Childhood Specialist, Trainer, & Coach. CU Boulder & With Ease, LLC 
  • Lisa Heberlin, Social Emotional Program Manager, Ability Connection  
  • Nicole Donatto, Early Interventionist, The Edification Station 

Overview

The Pyramid Facilitator Certification prepares you to deliver Pyramid Model training, utilize observation tools, provide coaching on Pyramid practices, support Program-Wide Leadership Teams, and build relationships with other Pyramid practitioners across the state.  

The ten-month program runs from September to June each year and includes opportunities for you to learn and practice strategies to effectively facilitate Pyramid training and coaching as well as utilize reliable observation tools.  

 

Facilitator Certification Description

The Pyramid Facilitator Certification is an intentional professional development pathway designed to support professionals in their efforts to improve and support the capacity of state systems, communities, and local programs that implement the Pyramid Model.  

This certification will prepare you to deliver Pyramid Model training, become reliable in Pyramid observation tools, provide coaching on Pyramid practices, and participate in program-wide leadership team planning, as well as help you build relationships with other Pyramid practitioners across the state. And, to support our states overall coaching capacity, completing Pyramid Facilitator Certification is a specific pathway meeting all of your needs to apply for a Coach Credential in Colorado’s Professional Development Information System.