2021-2022 | New Mexico First Virtual Transition Summit
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration open through 4/21/2022 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

This event meets virtually on Wednesday, April 20th from 9:00-4:30.

ECECD Head Start Dept has been tasked with collaborating with all EC entities on all children transitioning to Kinder. This summit is to highlight all the resources available in NM for Early Childhood.

Facilitator and Co-Hosts

Olga Valenzuela-Zavala is the Head Start Collaboration Director for the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD).

Shelly Harrelson is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach (ECIC) for Deming Public Schools and Las Cruces Public Schools

Christobal Ortiz is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach (ECIC) with the Central Region Educational Cooperative (CREC). He earned his Bachelors in Early Childhood Multicultural Education in 2014 and his Master of Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education in 2017, from Steven F Austin State University. Chris has 11 years in PreK and 6 years as a PreK Coordinator. He is a FOCUS Verified Teacher, LETRS Trainer, TPOT reliable, has many years of experience with ECERS-3, and ECOT. He is currently an ECIC for Central Consolidated School District and Socorro Consolidated School District, and is one of our Facilitators for the FOCUS Professional Learning.


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