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This policy goes into effect, Tuesday, September 28, 2021, and will remain in effect until changed by the Board of Director’s action.

CACS Director of Early Education keynote speaker at national conference


Capital Area Community Services’ Early Education Director Dr. Nolana Nobles addressed constituents at the National Head Start Association 2021 Fall Leadership Institute on Monday, Sept. 20. Dr. Nobles was the Key Note Speaker during the three-day virtual conference which will run from Monday, Sept. 20, through Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Dr. Nobles speech focused on her childhood growing up in Texas with her mother and grandparents. Her unique blend of personal and professional experiences; growing up as a Head Start student – being inspired early by the power of education, and being an active Head Start parent, led her to be the first member of her family to earn a Doctoral degree.  

She studied International Psychology with a focus in Organizational System Design at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and her master’s degree in Leadership of Education Organizations from the American InterContinental University. She has served in many leadership roles through her Head Start journey. Dr. Nobles has served two appointments on the Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council as a Head Start representative and is on the Executive Committee for the Michigan Head Start Association.

Dr. Nobles joined CACS Head Start as the Director of Early Education during the pandemic, which serves 1,635 children from multiple counties, including Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, and Shiawassee Counties. Dr. Nobles uses her passion for early education to create sustainable systems that bring out the best in Head Start staff, families, and providers. She was honored to be selected as the Key Note Speaker at the National Head Association 2021 Fall Leadership Institute.

Learn more about the NHSA Fall Leadership Institute Here: https://mynhsa.force.com/nhsacommunity/s/lt-event?id=a4u1L000000DMRNQA4#Agenda

Learn more about Dr. Nolana Nobles at her website: https://nolananoblesphd.godaddysites.com/