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Head Start provides comprehensive services for young children and their families to achieve school readiness and lifelong success. Head Start enhances the social and cognitive development of low-income children through the provision of education, health, nutrition, social and other services for children and their families. We are proud to serve children and families in Yellowstone and Carbon counties from our locations in Billings and Lockwood!
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    Amy

    Being part of Head Start’s Policy Council and parent committee gave me the confidence to be part of my child’s PTA. It taught me that I had a say and I have a voice!

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    Board of Directors

    Our Board of Directors is a dynamic team of community members who volunteer their time and expertise to develop quality early childhood education in our community. According to the Head Start Program Performance Standards, our Board must always include the following members:

    • an experienced accountant or financial manager
    • a specialist in early childhood education and/or development
    • an attorney familiar with issues that impact the people we serve
    • members who have children currently or formerly enrolled in our program
    • members with expertise in education, business administration, or community affairs

    Our Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss issues pertinent to the program and actively participates in strategic planning for the entire agency.

    Board Members

    Genia Castro Waller

    Board Position: 
    Board Chair

    Daniel Brooks

    Board Position: 
    Vice Chair

    Dylan Meccage

    Board Position: 
    Treasurer

    Heidi Jensen-Christison

    Board Position: 
    Secretary

    Kody Johnson

    Kasodie West

    Occupation/Employer: 
    Attorney, Raffiani Law Firm, P.C.

    Sue DeVries

    Occupation/Employer:  
    Retired

    Sofia Anderson

    Occupation/Employer: 
    Teacher, Billings Public Schools

    Jordan Hennessy

    Jeremy Welch

    Occupation/Employer:  
    Corporate Human Resources Director

    Policy Council

    Our Policy Council holds equal power to the Board of Directors, and it’s made up of elected parent representatives from each classroom. The primary purpose of the Policy Council is to assist in making important decisions regarding policies, hiring and termination of employees, curriculum, and budget decisions. Policy Council members are both the voice of the classroom parents at the monthly Policy Council Meeting and the voice of Policy Council when reporting back to their Parent Committees. Policy Council members have a broader involvement in the education of all Head Start children. Members play a role in building relationships between Head Start and the community in which we all live.

    Policy Council Members

    Brittany Holmes

    Board Position: 
    Chair
    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Jesse Peterson

    Board Position: 
    Vice Chair
    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Clacy Pedersen

    Board Position: 
    Treasurer
    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Kacey Carson

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Katrina Keehn

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Sarah Moyer

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Walter Switzer

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Jessica Robinson

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Patience Melton

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Nina Birdinground

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Kevin Hale

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Brenda Barr

    Center: 
    North Park Rep

    Heidi Burns

    Center: 
    Terry Park Rep

    Candida Paiaina

    Center: 
    Terry Park Rep

    Cheyenne Schill

    Center: 
    Terry Park Rep

    Karis Bresach

    Center: 
    Terry Park Rep

    Beta Lowther

    Center: 
    Aware Rep

    Jessica Buck

    Center: 
    Lockwood Rep

    Brianna Fandek

    Center: 
    Lockwood Rep

    Doug Anderson/Riverstone

    Center: 
    Common Rep

    Jennie Busenbark/ ECI

    Center: 
    Common Rep

    Management

    Our Management diligently oversees all operations of Head Start related to the children and families we serve in our community.

    Janice King

    Department:  
    Executive Director

    Brittany Dimitryev

    Department:  
    Human Resources

    Jessica Pingle

    Department:  
    Education

    Sandra Caufield

    Department:  
    Education

    Megan Martin

    Department:  
    Training and Development

    Michelle Martonen

    Department:  
    Family and Community Partnerships

    Richard Geiger

    Department:  
    Finance

    Kathy Huck

    Department:  
    Nutrition

    Christopher Belcher

    Department:  
    Operations
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