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Early Head Start & Head Start

CADC provides a comprehensive, age-appropriate child development program for 3-4 year-old children.  We place emphasis upon the whole child and recognize the importance of the family in each child’s life.  Parents are encouraged to be a part of daily activities and to volunteer at Centers.  Monthly parent meetings are held at each Center and one parent from each location serves on the Agency Policy Council, which provides oversight to the program.  Educational standards meet or exceed the Oklahoma Department of Education requirements and the curriculum and assessments are aligned with the Oklahoma Pre-Kindergarten Standards, Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines, and the Head Start Development and Early Learning Framework.    All Head Start enrolled children receive a physical and dental exam, as well as vision, hearing, and developmental screenings.  Members of the community are invited to become volunteers at the Centers and experience Head Start firsthand.

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Our Head Start Team

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Leslea Hixson

Director of Head Start

& Early Head Start

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Christy Glisson

Head Start

Administrative Assistant

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Karen Segler

ERSEA/VOLUNTEER/

T&TA Coordinator

Leslea Hixson is the Director of Head Start & Early Head Start and has been with CADC for 2 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, master’s in education administration, and has 17 years of working in public education as a teacher and administrator. Leslea is married to her husband Michael and has 4 children: Polly, Logan, Luke, and Maggie. She enjoys going to church, playing golf, crafting, spending time outdoors at the lake, and following her kids around for all their activities!

Karen Segler is the ERSEA/VOLUNTEER/T&TA Coordinator and has been with CADC since 1999. She is an ERSEA Credentialed Administrator, ChildPlus Administrator, and Red Cross Instructor. Karen started at the center level and was previously an On-Site Manager, Family Service Worker, Health, Safety and Nutrition Coordinator. Karen is married to her husband Sunny and has 2 children. She enjoys reading, crafting, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Health/Mental Health/Disability Coordinator

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Education

Coordinator

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PFCE Coordinator

Dori Lientz is the Health/Mental Health/Disabilities Coordinator for CADC and has been with the agency for 2 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in English. Dori’s passion has always been working for and with children. She obtained her college degree late in life and since that moment, her focus has always been children. Dori is the proud mother of Colton, Skylar and Melanie and the very proud granny of Amara Jane and Wrenley Clark. Dori enjoys spending time with her dogs, Luca and Oliver, and chilling at the house.

Johnna Mann is the Education Coordinator, Practice-Based Coach,
CLASS observer, and Professional Development Specialist and has been
with CADC since 2016. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and
taught Pre-K at Grandfield for 5 years and has been Education
Coordinator since 2021. Johnna is married to her husband Don and
they have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys
spending time with family, working in her yard, fishing, and attending
church.

Tarra Harrison has recently been hired on as the Parent, Family, & Community Engagement Coordinator based out of the Hobart Office. Before this recent change, I was the On-Site Manager and Lead Teacher at the Burns Flat – Dill City Head Start. I have been with the agency for 10 years. I have worked as a teacher’s aide, lead teacher, nutrition technician, public transportation driver, SoonerRide driver and Meals on Wheels driver. I have seven children right now between bios, adopted, and fosters. I enjoy working with the communities and families in helping them get their needs met. I enjoy soccer and have been a volunteer soccer coach for 13 years of my life. I like hiking and spending time outdoors with my family when possible.  I look forward to tackling this new position and helping in any way I possibly can.

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Robin Harris

Director of Head Start

& Early Head Start

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Christy Glisson

Head Start

Administrative Assistant

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Karen Segler

ERSEA/VOLUNTEER/

T&TA Coordinator

Karen Segler is the ERSEA/VOLUNTEER/T&TA Coordinator and has been with CADC since 1999. She is an ERSEA Credentialed Administrator, ChildPlus Administrator, and Red Cross Instructor. Karen started at the center level and was previously an On-Site Manager, Family Service Worker, Health, Safety and Nutrition Coordinator. Karen is married to her husband Sunny and has 2 children. She enjoys reading, crafting, traveling and spending time with her family.

Robin started as the Director of Head Start/ Early Head Start in October 2023. She has a her bachelors degree from SWOSU in Psychology with a minor in social work. Robin comes to CADC with tons of experience with children and families including 14 years at Great Plains Youth and Family Services and 8 years with OKDHS child welfare program. Robin was born and raised in Hobart and has two adult children Gunnar and Daisha. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to OU football games, and attending concerts.

Christy is the Administrative Asst.  She has been with CADC for 19 years.  She grew up here and graduated here in Hobart.  Christy went to college for Business Administration and has been in this field for 30 years.  She started out as an Early Head Start parent in Amarillo, TX when her son was born in 1997.  She was also on the policy council.  She loves working for CADC, loves spending time with her son and friends, camping, cooking and thrift storing.

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Shawn Fisher

Quality Assurance Coordinator

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Krissy Shelton

Nutrition Coordinator

Shawn Fisher is the Quality Assurance Coordinator and has been with CADC for 21 years. Shawn started as a Head Start parent, then worked in the center as a teacher's aide, family service worker, and onsite manager/ teacher. She is married to her husband Tom and had five children and three grandchildren.

Krissy Shelton is the Nutrition/Supplies Supervisor for CADC Head Start. She has been with agency since 2020. She worked previously for the State Department of Health as a Nutrition Assistant. Krissy is married to Larry Shelton and their children are Kason, Laryn, and Dalyn. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her kids,
going to all the kids activities, and cooking.

LOCATIONS

Burns Flat- Dill City 

100A Cimarron

Burns Flat, OK 73624

580-562-1776

Cordell

511 E. Kiowa

Cordell, OK 73632

580-832-2454

Erick

611 W. 3rd

P.O.Box 1222

Erick, OK 73645

580-526-3198

Frederick

521 E. Gladstone

Frederick, OK 73542

580-335-5644

Grandfield

416 S. Main

PO Box 157

Grandfield, OK 73546

580-479-3288

Hammon

8th & Shockey

PO Box 462

Hammon, OK 73650

580-473-9110

Hobart

400 N. Randlett

Hobart, OK 73651

580-726-3648

Ringling

Hwy 89 & Oak

Ringling, OK 73456

580-662-2987

Sayre

400 E. Hanna

P.O. Box 21

Sayre, OK 73662

580-928-5417

Sentinel

114 S. 3rd St.

P.O. Box 598

Sentinel, OK 73664

580-393-4303

Snyder/ Mt. Park

621 C Street

Snyder, OK 73566

580-569-4335

Temple

102 W. Texas

P.O. Box 247

Temple, OK 73568

580-342-5022

Waurika

803 Phillips

P.O. Box C6

Waurika, OK 73573

580-228-2810

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