Warren County Head Start is proud to offer head start and early head start services on the SUNY Adirondack campus. *Parents/Guardians must be SUNY Adirondack students to apply for this program. Services at this location include:
- Daycare & child care services
- Early childhood education (Preschool, Pre kindergarten, Pre K)
- Children’s health, dental, and nutrition services
- Family services
- Children’s mental health & disability services
For more information on eligibility and program guidelines, please visit our FAQ page.
SUNY Adirondack Center Staff Bios
Kathy Doherty – Center Director
My name is Kathy Doherty and I have over 20 years of childcare experience. I earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and have a BA Degree in English. I have worked as a preschool teacher in both the public and private sector. I have also been a Director of Head Start programs both here in Warren County and in lower New York State. Prior to working in education, I worked in public relations and publishing. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family
Nicki Burdick – Family Services Worker
Hi my name is Nicki Burdick, I have worked for Warren County Head Start for 10 years. I have my CDA and FDC credential. I have worked in the classroom in the past and am currently a family worker. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and crafting.
Lindsay Duval – EHS Teacher
Hi, my name is Lindsay Duval and I am an Early Head Start teacher. I have a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Oneonta. I’ve been with Head Start for 10 years and value the work we do here with the children and families. I am a twin momma to some adventurous little boys, and love exploring the outdoors, running, biking, hiking, sports, and so much more with them.
Deanna Clements – EHS Teacher
My name is Deanna Clements. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education Administration, as well as a Master’s in Education with a concentration in Child Development. I have been an Early Head Start Teacher and Home Based Visitor for six years.
Carla Ogden – EHS Teacher
Hi, My name is Carla. I graduated from SUNY HVCC with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. I have worked at the SUNY Adirondack Center since 2006 and have worked in the Infant and toddler rooms. I have three adult children on my own. I love to spend my free time taking walks, hikes, and pictures
Samantha Mattison – EHS Teacher
My name is Sam Mattison. In 2020 I celebrated 10 years of being an Early Head Start teacher! Currently, I teach Infants and Toddlers in our Early Head Start program on the SUNY Adirondack campus. I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood. After working within a Head Start program for a few years I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Community and Human Services. Outside of my work, my greatest joy is being a Mom!
Sandy Sweenor – EHS Teacher
Hi, my name is Sandy, I work in the toddler room at SUNY Adirondack. I’ve been working here for 17 years. I love spending time with my grandchildren in my spare time.
Samantha Murray – EHS Teacher
Hi everyone! My name is Sam Murray. I began my journey at Warren County Head Start as a classroom aide in 2013. Since then, I have completed my Associates Degree in Early Childhood and as of 3 years ago I am now a teacher in our Early Head Start program at SUNY Adirondack. Outside of work I enjoy shopping and movie nights and absolutely adore spending time with the little kiddos in my life.
Jessie Sietsma – HS Teacher
Hi my name is Jessie Sietsma! This is my first year working as a preschool teacher at the SUNY Adirondack center. I attended college at SUNY Cortland and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a dual certification in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. I am originally from New Jersey and recently moved to upstate New York after I graduated. Outside of school, I love watching movies, spending time with my family, and going on hikes with my friends.
Jaye Conine – HS Assistant Teacher
Hi my name is Jaye Conine. I have been working as an Assistant Teacher at the SUNY Adirondack center for 15 years and have been working with children for 29 years altogether. I attended college at MATC in Madison, WI and obtained a degree in childcare teacher and assistant teacher. I love to garden, read books, and walk with my dogs.
Susan Macari-Baldwin – HS Classroom Aide
Hi my name is Susan Macari-Baldwin. I am originally from Queens, New York and I moved up to Queensbury. I have been working at Warren County Head Start for 15 and a half years; first as a Classroom Aide in a Toddler class and now as a preschool Classroom Aide at SUNY Adirondack center. I have a CDA (Child Development Associate). Working with the children here at Head Start is both rewarding and fun. I have many hobbies but mostly I get to enjoy the beauty of the scenic Adirondacks every day.
Amy Beard – EHS Classroom Aide
Hello everyone, My name is Amy Beard. For the past 7+ years I have enjoyed working as a classroom aide in the infant and toddler room at SUNY Adirondack Head Start. During my time with this agency, I have obtained my CDA. I have also attended college for two years and I have many hours of child development training. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, singing and shopping
Robin Hogan – EHS Classroom Aide
Hi, my name is Robin! I have been with Warren County Head Start as an aide for a little over a year now, but I have been in childcare for over 10 years! I started with childcare at a young age, starting with family members then, it went to family friends, and so on so forth. I love my job here at Head Start, as an aide, and I love Warren County Head Start as a parent of a student who attends the program as well!
Tammie Sluus – EHS Classroom Aide
Hi, my name is Tammie Sluus. I have been at Warren County Head Start since September. I have been in child care for over 30 years, including my own family daycare.