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April 13, 2023 

Bishop Named New Head Start Director

(Green Bay, WI.) The Cooperative Educational Service Agency 7 (CESA 7) Board of Control is excited to announce the hiring of Shelly Bishop as the organization’s next Head Start Director effective May 1, 2023. Shelly has worked in the CESA 7 Head Start program since 2007 holding the positions of Teacher, Children Development Manager, and most recently, Children’s Services Director.

Bishop replaces Kim Larson, who is retiring after serving the past eight years in her current role as CESA 7 Head Start Director. Prior to her arrival at CESA 7, Larson spent 20 years in Head Start as a Family Service Worker, Health Coordinator, Assistant Director and Director in Michigan. 

“We have watched Shelly successfully guide our Head Start child development services during her time at CESA 7, and I know she will use that same dedication, innovation and passion for student success to lead our program to a new level,” Larson said. “The Head Start program has a strong management team along with very talented direct services staff to support her successful transition.”

The CESA 7 Head Start program promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in many areas, such as language, literacy, social and emotional development, and helps build relationships with families that support overall family health and well-being. CESA 7 has two Head Start locations. One location is in Green Bay, and the other is in Manitowoc.  

A trusted educational leader for over half a century, CESA 7 supports school districts in preparing students to be college, career, and life ready by providing high-quality and innovative services delivered by recognized experts. 

For more information, please contact CESA 7 Director of Communications Dean Leisgang at (920)360-3235 or