Our Team

The Center for Community School Strategies provides resources, support, infrastructure and technical assistance for districts and schools in Oklahoma and the surrounding states.

Based on our areas of expertise, we provide practical, targeted and innovative training, consultation, facilitation and advocacy to support the successful implementation of the Community School philosophy, striving to increase educational equity for Oklahoma’s children.

Our team is grateful to those who support our sustainability, such as the Families and Work Institute, T.D. Williamson, QuikTrip Corporation, and the WK Kellogg Foundation. 

PAIGE WHALEN
Program Manager, Center for Community School Strategies
c918.831.7237 
pwhalen@ccrctulsa.org

KELLY KRUGGEL
Organizational Manager, Center for Community School Strategies
918.699.4239
kkruggel@csctulsa.org

LESLEY GUDGEL
Program Director, Sprouts Child Development Initiative
918.699.4252
lgudgel@csctulsa.org

ROBIN HICKS, LPC, LAPC
Program Manager,
Tulsa Partnership for Children’s Behavioral Health 

918.585.5551
rhicks@csctulsa.org

MARIA ELENA KUYKENDALL
Community Adviser,
Power of Families Project

 918.954.4880
mkuykendall@csctulsa.org