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Stacy Petty has been the Director of the RMECC since August 2015, but her involvement in the Council dates back to 2010.  She initially became involved in the Early Childhood field in 1996 when she started volunteering in her children’s preschool classrooms and soon after became a licensed home provider.  From 2000-2013, she taught classes as an adjunct instructor at various community colleges including Colorado Mountain College and was awarded the Adjunct Faculty of the Year award at CMC’s Timberline Campus twice in 2007 & 2011.  She loves supporting teachers, parents and programs as they continue on their quality journey.  She holds a BA in English with a minor in Reading and a Master’s in Education with a focus in Elementary Reading and Literacy.  She looks forward to collaborating with parents, providers and others in the Early Childhood field and other partners as we continue to strive to improve access, quality and affordability in the field.

Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters and the rest of her extended family, skiing, dogsledding and spending time with friends.



Kristin Sparkman is the Early Childhood Specialist for the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council (RMECC). Kristin has been in the early childhood field for over 10 years and is excited to be supporting the different Early Childhood programs, coaches and agencies. Over the years, she has worked with children birth to 12 in a variety of settings including preschool, Kindergarten, English as a Second Language (ESL), and school-age. Kristin enjoys skiing, hiking, and camping with her husband, Luke, and her two adorable boys, Liam and Ollie.

Kristin provides technical assistance and  support for programs and coaches in navigating the Colorado Shines system, Professional Development Information System (PDIS), and spending QI dollars available through state funding.