PGA Early Childhood Assessment Team
703 East Prospect Road Fort Collins, CO 80525
PGA front entrance
PGA assessment playroom
Erin Colton, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
Areas of Expertise:
- Early childhood development in the areas of early learning and social/emotional skills.
- Supporting children and families navigate special education processes and programs.
- Teaching children who require specialized instruction to learn and progress in an educational setting.
I am an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher. I received my Bachelor's in Social Work from Colorado State University. I received my Master's in Special Education K-12 Generalist from University of Northern Colorado and my Master's level endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education also from UNC. I have taught in PSD for 5 years in a preschool classroom. I am a Fort Collins native and went to school from Kindergarten to 12th grade in PSD. In my free time my husband and I enjoy skiing, walks in nature and watching movies.
Laurie Loomis, Speech Language Pathologist
Areas of Expertise:
- Communication - how your child uses and understands language and gestures for communication, and how well he/she makes speech sounds in order to be understood.
I am a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree from Kansas State University. I am a Colorado native and have been a part of Poudre School District since 2006. I work with a variety of children from preschool to high school. I have been a part of the Early Childhood Assessment Team since 2015, evaluating children birth to five years old. I enjoy spending my free time reading, cooking, traveling, attending concerts, and especially hanging out with friends and family.
Debbie Passantino, Occupational Therapist
Areas of Expertise:
- Physical Motor Development - how your child moves and interacts with objects and people in his or her environment.
- Self-Help (Adaptive) Development - how your child eats, sleeps and participates in daily routines.
- Sensory Regulation - how your child responds to and processes sensory information in his or her environment as well as how your child sustains his or her attention and regulates his or her emotions.
I grew up in Florida and attended Florida International University where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. I additionally completed my Master's of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University. Being an experienced therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with children and families across a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, and schools. My husband and I have two college age daughters and in our free time we enjoy being in the mountains hiking and snowshoeing.
Zuleyka “Zuly” Adorno-Calderon, Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist
Areas of Expertise
- Communication - I’m a bilingual Spanish-English specialist and I focus on how your child communicates with others using gestures, pointing, words and phrases. I also pay attention on how well the child understands what he/she hears and how they pronounce sounds in words to be understood by others. If your child is bilingual, I acknowledge the process of being a second language learner and identify needs considering the beauty of learning more than one language.
I am a certified Speech Language Pathologist with a Master’s degree from University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus. I have been a part of Poudre School District since 2011 and have worked primarily with bilingual children between PK-12th grade. Since then, I have also worked for the Early Childhood Assessment Team. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, seeing my daughter grow up, dancing ballet and traveling. I also love to cook and appreciate having a good conversation with friends.
Jamie Vannice, School Psychologist