Our Staff

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The staff working at the Region 9 Head Start Association (R9HSA) appreciate the work done by our member agencies in local communities. Our aspiration is to elevate and honor those achievements in our products and services. The staff at R9HSA value: Happiness, Family, Communication, Trust, and Respect. We seek to support and fulfill the association’s manifesto. Elevating the Head Start Community.

We are passionate about the possibility of giving all families and children from birth to 5, an opportunity to succeed in school, and in life. This is our purpose. The Head Start community is our inspiration, and we wish to foster inclusivity, kindness, knowledge, leadership, courage, and innovation. It is our duty to elevate the Head Start Community by offering insightful, innovative, and pertinent programs and services via our conferences, networks, events, and advocacy. We invite you to hold us accountable to this manifesto!

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Latest News

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  • May 5, 2021

At 55 Years and in a Pandemic, Head Start Is Still Connected

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Questions? Contact us at headstartr9@region9hsa.org.