Texas Tech University

Center for Early Head Start

The Texas Tech University Center for Early Head Start (TTU CEHS) is under the auspices of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) of the College of Human Sciences.

TTU CEHS has an Executive Director who is a faculty member in HDFS and a Program Director with an advanced degree. Along with overseeing all components of the center's daily operation, the Director teaches laboratory seminars and coordinates lab experiences for college students. Program support staff also include a Fiscal and ERSEA
Manager, a Family and Health Manager, an Education and Disabilities Manager, as well as a Program Quality Specialist and a Program Support Specialist.

All classrooms contain eight children and are staffed by two full-time teachers. Each lead teacher has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, while each Assistant Teacher has an Associate Degree or a national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Teachers nurture children's cognitive, social, emotional, and language development using the HighScope curriculum while demonstrating developmentally appropriate practice to the University students.

 

Meet our Staff

Administration

 

Stephanie Shine

Stephanie Shine, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Education: Ph.D. Early Childhood Education
Years Experience: 22
Meet Stephanie

Denise Stovall

Denise Stovall, M.Ed.

Program Director

Education: M.Ed. Counseling
Years Experience: 20
Meet Denise

Sherry Alheyari

Sherry Alheyari

Fiscal and ERSEA Manager

Education: Family Services Credential (FCS)
Years Experience: 9
Meet Sherry

Andrea Bewley

Andrea Bewley

Family and Health Manager

Education: BAS, Human Services
Years Experience: 30
Meet Andrea

Kara Bewley

Kara Bewley

Program Quality Specialist

Years Experience: 2
Meet Kara

Chelsie Bewley

Chelsie Bewley

Program Support Specialist

Years Experience: 8
Meet Chelsie

Rachel Johnston

Rachel Johnston

Education Manager

Education: BS, Early Childhood
Years Experience: 11
Meet Rachel

Infant Bumblebee classroom

 

Coming Soon

Martha Garcia

Meet Martha

Amy Zuniga

Amy Zuniga

Education: AAS, Early Childhood Education
Years Experience: 31
Meet Amy

Raquel Rositas

Raquel Rositas

Education: Child Development Associate Credential
Years Experience: 
Meet Raquel

Infant Firefly classroom

 

Kristen Bryant

Kristen Bryant

Education: BS, Human Development and Family Studies
Years of experience: 7
Meet Kristen

Infant Ladybug classroom

 

Gabrielle Easton

Gabrielle Easton

Education: BS, Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences
Years Experience: 6
Meet Gabrielle

Corina Martinez

Corina Martinez

Education: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Years Experience: 5
Meet Corina

Infant Dragonfly classroom

 

Miranda Martinez

Miranda Martinez

Education: Coming Soon
Years Experience: Coming Soon
Meet Miranda

Madelena Martinez

Madelena Martinez

Education: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Years Experience: Coming Soon
Meet Madelena

Toddler Butterflies classroom

 

Karissa McDonald

Karissa McDonald

Education: BS, Communication Studies and Sociology
Years Experience: 6
Meet Karissa

Tympani Mack-Young

Tympani Mack-Young

Education: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Years Experience: 10
Meet Tympani

Toddler Flamingo classroom

 

Meagan Cawlfield

Meagan Cawlfield

Education: BS, Human Development & Family Studies
Years of experience:
Meet Meagan

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson

Education: AA, Teaching for Early Childhood through 6th grade
Years of experience: 5
Meet Sarah

Toddler Frog classroom

 

Sarah Garner

Sarah Garner

Education: BS, Early Childhood Education
Years of experience: 18
Meet Sarah

Nikki Savage

Nikki Savage

Education: AAS, Early Childhood Education
Years Experience:
Meet Nikki

Toddler (Llama) classroom

 

Shelby Klement

Shelby Klement

Education: BS, Human Development and Family Studies
Years Experience:
Meet Shelby

Nicole Grant

Nicole Grant

Education: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Years Experience: 8
Meet Nicole

Toddler Penguin classroom

 

Abigail Sharpe

Abigail Sharpe

Education: BS, Human Development & Family Studies
Years of experience:
Meet Abigail

Stefanie Washington

Stefanie Washington

Education: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Years of Experience: 5
Meet Stefanie

Home-Based Program

 

Vicky Escamilla

Vicky Acevedo

Education: AAS, Business
Years Experience: 8
Meet Vicky

Sofia Roa

Sofia Roa

Education: BBA Early Childhood
Years Experience: 49
Meet Sofia

Center for Early Head Start