Hi! I’m Willyn Webb (she/her) and I have been with CSI since August, 2021. As CSI’s Early Childhood and School Support Coordinator, it’s important to me to empower our schools in providing excellence for our youngest learners. As research indicates, attending a quality preschool, being ready to learn by kindergarten, and learning to read by the end of 3rd grade are indicators of enjoyment of learning, graduation, and life success.
I provide a monthly newsletter, “Ready, Set, READ” sharing information, grants, and resources for our schools, a monthly topic based Power Hour supporting literacy, a Preschool cohort, and state mandated data collections for Kindergarten School Readiness and the Colorado READ Act. During this exciting time in our state, I am involved in the Universal Preschool transition planning and advocating for CSI charter school preschools, equity, and choice.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in English Language Arts and Education, a master’s degree in school counseling, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration and additional coursework to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have had five books published in over 30 years in education. I have been involved in the charter sector since 2016, as a K-12 charter school leader before coming to CSI.
I enjoy working at CSI because I get to experience innovative school models in all areas of Colorado, support dedicated early childhood and literacy educators and leaders, and be part of a diverse and highly educated and talented team at CSI. Ensuring families, who know their children best, in having a voice and a choice in their children’s education is a passion of mine. Setting all students up for success drives my efforts in early childhood education, resulting in starting Food for Thought, a non-profit weekend feeding program in 2010, and in building relationships as the foundation for my work.
I look forward to building relationships and partnership with everyone involved in the Early Childhood and Literacy areas of education.