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Mom and Son

OPSR works to ensure better, equitable outcomes for children and families.



In 2003 House Bill 1094 created our organization, the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR). This legislation recognized more state-level action is required to successfully support families and children from birth to five-years-old. At this state level, OPSR engages and informs policy makers and the public on how to improve children’s health and development. Together, we lead public and private partnerships, so that children arrive at school with the knowledge, skills and physical and emotional health to achieve success. We also utilize data, research and best practices that engage parents, nonprofit leaders, community partners and business leaders to inform recommendations to the Governor and legislature.


The Oklahoma School Readiness Pathway serves as our roadmap to identify, monitor and report how Oklahoma is or isn’t meeting school readiness benchmarks. This pathway brings the latest research to the forefront and identifies areas for improvement in programs, policies and funding. Ultimately, our goal is for Oklahoma’s early childhood system to be coordinated, aligned and adequately funded.

Our vision is that all Oklahoma children are safe, healthy, eager to learn and ready to succeed by the time they enter school.


Our mission is to lead Oklahoma in coordinating an early childhood system that strengthens families and ensures all children are ready for school.



Leadership Team

Click the photos to learn more about each OPSR Leadership Team member.


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Theresa Cooper, MS
Professional Development Coordinator

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Amber Cuyler
Director of Child Care Resource & Referral

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Denise Daniels
Clearinghouse Compliance Manager

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Keila Garcia
CCR&R Program and Hispanic Services Manager

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Dustin Goad
CCR&R Data Services Manager

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Mary Griffin
Clearinghouse Project Manager

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Lindsay Insomya

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Gabrielle Jacobi
Project Manager

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Taylor Knooihuizen, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator


Allison Loeffler, MSW
Director of Early Childhood Systems

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Leslie Mangus
Operations Coordinator

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Michelle Miller
CCR&R Compliance Manager

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Violetta J. Mumford, MA
Finance Manager

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Angela Rodriguez
Executive Assistant

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Collette Sawyer
CCR&R Business Consultant

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Jon Trudgeon
Communications Coordinator

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Adelaide Webb, MA
Director of Research


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