Chief Program Officer
Megan joined Denver’s Early Childhood Council in January 2020 as the Chief Program Officer. Prior to coming to the council, Megan held various roles in early childhood education. Most recently, Megan led the development and implementation of the online Zaentz Certificate in Early Education Leadership and directed the Zaentz Fellowship program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE). While at HGSE, Megan also earned her master’s degree in human development and psychology as a Zaentz Fellow.
Before returning to graduate school, Megan was a consultant on Head Start’s training and technical assistance team where she helped build capacity in programs across Colorado and Wyoming. Prior to consulting, Megan supported the creation and rollout of the Quality Ratings and Improvement System in Illinois, first as a fellow at the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development and later as a project coordinator at Illinois Action for Children. Megan began her career as a preschool teacher and Teach for America corps member, working in Head Start programs in Arizona and Colorado. A Colorado native, Megan loves camping, hiking, and playing tennis.
Megan has a B.A. in religion from Colorado College, an M.Ed. in early education from Arizona State University, and an Ed.M. in human development and psychology from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.