Deborah Jackson is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach (ECIC) with the Central Region Education Cooperative (CREC). She earned her Associate Degree in Human Services from the University of New Mexico, a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and a Masters in Special Education with a focus in Early Childhood both from the University of Phoenix. She holds three New Mexico Level Three Teaching licenses in Early Childhood Education, K-12 Special Education, and Elementary Education. Deborah has 30+ years’ experience as an early childhood teacher and/or an administrator. She has been with the FOCUS On Young Children’s Learning initiative since 2016. Her coaching expertise is in teacher support, student learning, and engagement. Currently, she is an ECIC for the districts of School of Dreams Academy, Hatch, TorC, and Arrey. Deborah is one of our Lead Facilitators for the FOCUS Professional Learning(s).
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 26 years of Early Childhood classroom teaching experience, 4 years District Literacy Coach, M.A. in Elementary Education from UNM, and B.A. in Biology from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.