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 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.
Left to Right: Stephanie Finch, 0-5 Assistant Head Start Director; Lisa Farlin, 0-5 Head Start Director; Michael Jay, Operations Director; Katherine Clayton, Executive Director; Kathy Stassi, Human Resources Director
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SUSAN ZOTOLLA, CHAIR
ANGELA ALEXANDER, VICE-CHAIR
JENY GRUPE, TREASURER