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I have been a member of the Region 9 Head Start Association Board of Directors for a little over two years now. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into, and to be honest, sometimes I still feel like I’m not sure what I’m doing. But it has been a blessing and an honor to be able to serve with an amazing group of people who all share a vision and passion for the work that we do. Region 9 Head Start has made a difference in my life for so many reasons.

I get to be a part of a great team of people that genuinely want to work toward improving the lives of the staff that we work with and the families we serve. Being a part of the Region 9 board allows me to have a voice for my staff and for our families at the regional level. Those of us on the Region 9 board discuss our ideas, our challenges, our solutions, and many issues vital to the communities we serve. Through these discussions, we work together to help elevate each and every one of our programs. The work that Region 9 does is inspiring and motivates me to push myself to be the best person and leader that I can be, and to help my staff reach for that same goal as well.

In addition, being part of the Head Start community has motivated me to return back to school to up my degree. Region 9 has hosted a scholarship fund for the last few years, and last year I was honored to be a recipient of one of the scholarships. It’s not just the work that we do here in Region 9 that prompts me to keep moving forward; it’s also our support and camaraderie that stimulates me to press on.

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