Emily Renfro is an ECIC Instructional Coach for the school districts of Chama Valley, Mesa Vista, Penasco, Questa, Taos, Cimarron, Red River and Dulce.
Kathleen Roland is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach at Central Region Educational Cooperative. She supports New Mexico PreK Programs through FOCUS professional development training, and Practice-Based Coaching. Kathleen's great passion is supporting educators in their critical work, ensuring positive outcomes for New Mexico's young children. Her background includes 25 years of Early Childhood classroom teaching experience, 3 years District Literacy Coach, M.A. in Elementary Education from UNM, and B.A. in Biology from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mary Jimerson is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach with the Central Region Education Cooperative (CREC). Mary began her career teaching at a private preschool while living in Minnesota. Shortly after teaching preschoolers and moving to New Mexico she became interested in early childhood development and the developmental trajectories of students with developmental disabilities. She has been in the fields of early childhood education and special education for 19 years as a consultant and instructional coach. Her educational background includes early childhood education, special education, educational psychology, and applied behavior analysis. She believes every child has the ability to succeed and it is up to us to find ways to support them using evidence-based practices so they can reach their fullest potential.