Jane Walsh

Oversight Council Chair

Jane Walsh

Jane joined the Oversight Council in 2018. She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, holds a Master’s Degree, and has completed post-graduate studies in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies focusing on Early Childhood issues. She has worked in the field of Early Care and Education for 25-plus years and brings an understanding of the current early childhood landscape based on her experiences in program implementation and public policy development.

Her work spans the private and public sectors as well as city government.

Currently, Jane is the Director of Community Partnerships in Denver Public Schools Early Education Department. In this role, she coordinates the Colorado Preschool Program serving over 6,000 preschoolers in district classrooms and thirty-plus community partner agencies across the city. She works closely with community sites and district schools, always striving to increase the quality and alignment of programs in order to better serve the young children and families of Denver.