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January Head Start Highlight

 

 

Athens 1 and 2 Center

 

The following staff work at Athens 1 & 2 Centers:

  • Teachers – Kate Place and Tessa Kirk
  • Teacher Aides – Loretta Talada and Andrea Wood
  • Classroom Aides – Robin Kingsley and Jana Kraybill
  • EHS – Jo Hooper
  • Family Advocate – Pat Erb
  • Cook- Linda Le Blanc
  • Foster Grandparents – Becky Jo Decker and Vicky Adams

Athens 1 and 2 staff are a great support for each other!  They fill in and substitute for each other.  If one class is short-staffed, the other staff will pitch in and help.

Their creativity in the classroom and ability to engage the children with new activities is such a positive influence! 

Their knowledge, competence, initiative and belief in Head Start make them a great, cohesive team.

In the classroom, they are doing the clothing study in Creative Curriculum. Katie’s classroom has been washing clothes with a tub and washboard – the kids had a blast with it!

Tessa did a photography study of trees as they transitioned from summer to fall to winter.  They are studying their favorite tree right and noting characteristics.  The children are drawing pictures of the tree in their journals as well.

Supervisor, Tina Wolbert, shared some fun things about staff, below:   

Tessa:

Favorite Movie –The Sweetest Thing

Favorite Food - Cheesecake

Favorite Color - Green

Life Moment - The birth of my child

Destination or place you want to visit - Ireland and Glass Beach

Special Accomplishment - Obtained Early Childhood Certification, the Jan Carpenter award, and made a final decision on a home blueprint. 

Andrea:

Favorite Movie - Bad Moms

Favorite Food - Chocolate

Favorite Color - Purple

Life Moment - When my children were born!

Destination or place you want to visit - want to see the northern lights someday

Have you accomplished a noteworthy goal or met any educational milestones?  Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education… Working towards cert in Early Ed!!!!

Jana:

Favorite Movie - Lord of the Rings and Tangled

Favorite Food - Pizza, macaroni and cheese, yams, steak

Favorite Color - blue

Life Moment - when I got my new car

Destination or place you would want to visit - Bush Gardens, Tampa

Have you accomplished a noteworthy goal or met any educational milestones?  Graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree

Grandma Vicky:

Favorite Movie - Dirty Dancing

Favorite Food - Pizza

Favorite Color - Blue

Life Moment - The birth of her first grandchild

Destination - Hawaii

Noteworthy Accomplishment - Becoming a foster grandparent

Kate:

Favorite Movie - Hachi: A Dog’s Tale & The Notebook

Favorite Food - Blueberries & Watermelon

Favorite Color - Blue & Red

Life Moment - Marrying and going on a 42-year adventure with my best friend and having a son together.

Destination or place you want to visit - Australia

Have you accomplished a noteworthy goal or met any educational milestones?  My Degree & Teaching certificate. Also traveling to England with Head Start and the Bradford County Arts Council.  Working with the American and English Artists in my classroom and in the classrooms in England.

Loretta:

Favorite Movie – I am Sam

Favorite Food – Cheesy Shrimp and Broccoli

Favorite Color – Green Camo

Life Moment – Married my high school sweetheart this past June

Destination or place you want to visit - Alaska

Have you accomplished a noteworthy goal or met any educational milestones?   Purchased my own home and land – debt free!

Robin:

Favorite Movie – Titanic

Favorite Food – All things bad for me

Favorite Color - Green

Life Moment - Birth of my daughter

Destination or place you want to visit – Any place tropical

Have you accomplished a noteworthy goal or met any educational milestones?  Received my AA degree in my 40’s

Linda:

Favorite Movie – Gone with the Wind

Favorite Food - Pasta

Favorite Color – Pink, Aqua and Purple

Life Moment – traveling the world

Grandma Becky:

Favorite Movie – Pretty Woman

Favorite Food – Peanut Butter

Favorite Color - Green

Life Moment – When I had my children

Have you accomplished a noteworthy goal or met any educational milestones? Sober for 4 years

Jo:

Favorite Movie - The Notebook

Favorite Food - Smoked Salmon

Life Moment - Getting married

Destination or place you want to visit - Australia

Pat:

Favorite Movie - How to Train Your Dragon

Favorite Food – Dark Chocolate

Life Moment - Becoming a mom again at 50

Destination or place you want to visit - Travel the country with my boys

Noteworthy accomplishment - Adopting my boys