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Pictured:  Sharon Jumper - September; Jody Thomas, Bradford Tioga Head Start Director; Faith Sonnema - February; Tessa Kirk - March; Alli Tennet – January and Employee of the Year; Kim Tomlinson – November and Employee of the Year.

Not pictured: Marlene Raynor – October and Employee of the Year; Kathy Chafee and Hope Casselberry – December; Shelli O’Connor – April.

Bradford Tioga Head Start Celebrates 2012-2013 Employees of the Year

Bradford Tioga Head Start recently celebrated it employees’ achievements at an Employee Recognition Luncheon held at Lambs Creek Inn, on May 16th, 2013. Employees are nominated by their peers, to recognize outstanding performance based on the following criteria leadership, teamwork, outstanding performance for month nominated, promotion of safety in the workplace, professional development and supervisory support. The employee recognition committee meets to review nominations and choose an Employee of the month. 

Each employee of the month for the 2012-2013 program year received a corsage and certificate in addition to a gift bag of goodies, as tokens of appreciation for everything that they do. During the luncheon the Employee of the Year was announced. Employee of the Year receives a floral arrangement as well as a gift certificate. This year, was different in that there was a three-way tie for Employee of the Year! The 2012-2013 Employees of the Year are Marlene Raynor, Kim Tomlinson and Alli Tennet.

Marlene Raynor has been with the Bradford Tioga Head Start program for 19 Years. She started out as the Bentley Creek Family Advocate. This year, she transferred to the Athens 2 & 4 center where she is now the Family Advocate for the Athens 2 & 4 classroomsMarlene has excelled in her new role! She demonstrates teamwork with her positive attitude towards all staff and families.  Marlene is able to find the positive in any situation. Her positive attitude is contagious to others.

Kim Tomlinson has been with Bradford Tioga Head Start for 22 years. She began her Head Start journey as a teacher and today is the Early Intervention Coordinator for the whole Head Start program. Kim always does her best to meet the needs of children and families. She addresses issues with BLaST, Mental Health consultants, Bayada Nurses and parents. Her commitment to her job never falters!

Alli Tennet, the Wyalusing Pre-K teacher, is always available to help anyone on her team. In the 3 short years she has been with Bradford Tioga Head Start Alli has met every challenge with a smile. She takes the time to recognize other staff members as well as her parent volunteers. Alli is a hard worker who does whatever is required so that the children and families of the Wyalusing Pre-K classroom get what they need!

Congratulations Marlene, Kim and Alli on being chosen Bradford-Tioga Head Start 2012-2013 Employees of the Year! You all are perfect examples of what Bradford Tioga Head Start exemplifies! Hats off to you all!



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