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Meet the Staff / Early Learning

Renee Monohan - Director


Renee Monohan

Renee Monohan has worked for SCCOG Early Learning Center since March 2005, starting out as a teacher's assistant and working her way up to lead teacher- teaching our Toddler, 3 year old and Colorado Preschool classes throughout the years. In January 2012, Renee made the transition from classroom teacher to administration now serving as assistant to the program director and staff supervisor.  The Trinidad Early Learning Center serves 120 children and employs 25 staff.

Renee is an active member in our community and is also an instructor with the Colorado Department of Education/Colorado Department of Human Services Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT). ,Renee and her husband Lewis have lived in the area since February 2003, they have 2 grown sons and 3 granddaughters. Renee currently serves on the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce Board.  

Kathy Shapiro - Assistant Director

Kathy Shapiro has worked for SCCOG Early Learning Center in Walsenburg since August of 2021.  Prior to coming to SCCOG she was a licensed homecare provider.  Kathy is married and lives with her husband, daughter and granddaughter in Walsenburg.

Preschool Program Early Learning Center Staff

Preschool Staff
















Infant/Toddler Early Learning Center Staff


Infant Toddler Staff