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R9HSA believes the secret ingredient to the Head Start advantage is our staff. Passionate and knowledgeable, committed to innovations and evidence-based practices, our family advocates, educators, health associates, managers and program leaders are committed to excellence. The goal of the PD Collaborative is to connect agency leaders who are assigned to assess, plan, and delivery internal professional development services to staff at all career levels. Drawing from regulations, improvement science, and agency goals, this collaborative will explore effective strategies to elevate their teams.


Networking calls via Zoom, and in 2022 in-person.

Access to all four sessions – Member: $265.00/Non-Member: $395.00

Networks participation is limited to managers and directors in their respective topic areas. Participants are encouraged to email questions or agenda topics to alozano@region9hsa.org.




4/28/2022 @ 2:00-3:30 PM PT – Zoom

6/2/2022 @ 2:00-3:30 PM PT – Zoom

8/11/2022 @ 2:00-3:30 PM PT – Zoom

11/3/2022 @ 2:00-3:30 PM PT – Zoom


Kati Vaughn, Kati’s path to founding Stay the Course has been fueled by a lifelong passion for teaching and leading in the classroom.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Loyola Marymount University. She brings nearly fifteen years of teaching, coaching, and management experience with an emphasis on equity and inclusiveness. In addition to person-centered coaching, she leads professional learning experiences focused on culturally responsive teaching, educator wellness, and values-based leadership. Kati currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and their two adventurous cats, Brenda and Kelly.

Contact Alejandra at alozano@region9hsa.org for information regarding any past meetings and for meeting notes.

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