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Emily Kielmeyer leads the project as the School Readiness and P-3 Manager.  Emily has been part of the Kindergarten and School Readiness project at CDE since Aug., 2014.  She’s been critical to supporting school districts with the implementation of the School Readiness initiative.  Emily has many years of experience teaching preschool and early elementary school in Colorado districts.  Emily was part of many leadership initiatives at the building and district level.  In addition to the program management responsibilities, Emily provides direct supports to local schools and districts.

Shannon Montalbano  is the project's Senior School Readiness and P-3 Specialist. Shannon has been part of the Kindergarten and School Readiness project since June 2015. Schools and districts across the state can look forward to support from Shannon. Shannon’s depth of expertise includes many years of experience as a kindergarten and early elementary teacher, with a strong focus on literacy and early reading.

The Kindergarten and School Readiness team is excited for another school year and looks forward to supporting school and district needs in 2017-18.

Click on the names below for the lists of districts we support.

Emily Kielmeyer
School Readiness and P-3 Program Manager

Shannon Montalbano 
Senior School Readiness and P-3 Specialist

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