Southern Oregon Head Start - About

ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

At Southern Oregon Head Start, we believe a thriving community starts with our children!  Our leadership team works to ensure that all our programs help guide those we serve toward success in lifelong health and learning. We work with parents, community members, corporate partners and other federal and local agencies to support our students and their families to the very best of their abilities. We are family-focused, and community-driven.

Katherine Clayton, Head Start Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

KATHERINE CLAYTON

Katherine Clayton has lived in the Rogue Valley for almost 40 years and has worked with children and families for 25 years. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education from Southern Oregon University, Katherine prides herself on connecting with the local community. Her favorite thing about working for Head Start is working with children and families, and watching them grow and be part of our community. “Children’s early years set the course for the rest of their lives,” Clayton says. She explains that, “Southern Oregon Head Start works diligently with parents to support them in becoming effective advocates, models, and teachers for their children.” Katherine Clayton is proud to be involved with Head Start, an organization that plays an important role in ensuring that all children have what they need to succeed.

DIRECTOR TEAM

Head Start Director Team

Left to Right:  Kathy Stassi: Human Resources Director; Stephanie Finch: Head Start Director; Katherine Clayton: Head Start Executive Director; Todd South: Facilities Director; Deborah DeSarah: Finance Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susan Zotalla, Chair Southern Oregon Head Start

SUSAN ZOTOLLA, CHAIR

ANGELA ALEXANDER Southern Oregon Head Start

ANGELA ALEXANDER, VICE-CHAIR

Jenny Grupe Southern Oregon Head Start

JENY GRUPE, TREASURER

BOARD MEMBERS

Jamie Knight Southern Oregon Head Start

JAMIE KNIGHT

Lisa Marston Southern Oregon Head Start

LISA MARSTON

Southern Oregon Head Start Board Member MARTHA IBARRA

MARTHA IBARRA

Southern Oregon Head Start Board Member MICHAEL COHEN

MICHAEL COHEN

Tammy Free Southern Oregon Head Start

TAMMY FREE, POLICY COUNCIL LIAISON
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