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Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. Recognizes Retiree Grace Smith

After 37 years of dedicated service, Grace Smith retired from Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. In 1979, Grace began her career with Head Start as a volunteer in the classroom and then was hired as substitute aide in 1981.  She then was hired as a Driver and a Lunch Aide performing both of these jobs for several years at the Elkland classroom.  In order to meet updated Head Start Performance Standards, Grace obtained her CDL with school bus endorsement in 2001 and began to drive a registered school bus.  A few years ago, another classroom was opened in Elkland, and she drove the bus for both classrooms.

Grace was recently honored by her family, friends, and Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. staff with a retirement celebration on September 26 at the Elkland Moose Lodge where good food and cake were provided and many stories were shared. Congratulations and happy retirement Grace!