About Dynamic Coaching Systems
The Principal Partners of Dynamic Coaching Systems LLC have over 75 years of combined expertise in the field of early childhood education. They have worked with state and national programs including Universities, Colorado’s public schools and district administrations, over 100 Regional and 53 Tribal Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and public and private early education programs. They have presented at multiple state and national conferences as invited keynotes and speakers.
Janet Humphryes, M.A.
Janet is co-founder, principal coach and consultant for Dynamic Coaching Systems. She is also an instructor at the University of Colorado Denver teaching the Early Childhood Coaching Certificate, which she worked with a team to design in 2010.
Janet has over 45 years of experience in the early childhood education field developing federal, Tribal, state and local organizational systems, and providing specialized child development, mental health/trauma-informed care, and shared leadership supports to over 150 EC programs as a national Head Start Technical Assistance Specialist for 17 of those years. She has educated staff and parents as a consultant and coach, EC Program Director, college adjunct faculty, teacher and advocate volunteer. Janet led the team that developed Colorado’s original Quality Rating System and was a founding member of the Colorado Coaching Consortium. She has a Masters’ Degree in Early Childhood Education from UCD, an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences, and an international AMI Montessori teaching credential. Janet’s published articles and books, keynotes/speaking engagements, rich experience and education, and strong integrity to support developmentally responsive practices with children and adults attest to her ability to connect, inspire and transform lives.
Kristen Klaassen, M.A.
Kristen is co-founder, principal coach and consultant for Dynamic Coaching Systems. She is also an instructor at the University of Colorado Denver teaching the Early Childhood Coaching Certificate, which she worked with a team to design in 2010.
Kristen has worked in the field of early childhood for more than 30 years. She was as a special education preschool teacher for the public schools for five years. Kristen was a developer, trainer and coach for the social and emotional curriculum ECE-CARES for 22 years. She worked for the Colorado Department of Education for 25 years providing professional development, systems planning and change, and policy development focused on serving preschool children with special needs with regards to inclusion, effective data collection, coaching, and collaboration and teaming within schools, districts and BOCES. She also worked for several years at the Governor’s Office developing and supporting public policy for young children and families. Kristen received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Italian Studies from Gonzaga University (Go ZAGS). She earned her master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education with a specialty in multicultural families from the University of Colorado at Denver.