Head Start Policy Council

The Head Start Policy Council is the governing board for the Head Start program, along with the EMAA Board of Directors. The Council is made up of one parent representative from each center and one community representative from each county. The Council meets the first Monday of each month with each meeting beginning at 10:30 am. Parent Representatives are elected each year by the parents at each Head Start Site. The Community Representatives are nominated by the local Head Start Sites in their county.

Policy Council Meeting Highlights

Head Start Annual Report 2016

2017 Head Start Self Assessment

2016-2017 MEMBERS:

Bollinger County
Parent Rep:  Konstantinos Demopoulos
Community Rep: OPEN / Term Expires:

Cape Girardeau County:
Parent Reps: Lakendra Purdiman & Valorie Rutherford
Community Rep: Felice Roberson / Term Expires: October 2019 (Vice Chairperson)

Iron County:
Parent Rep: Melissa Moser
Community Rep: Cora Harr / Term Expires: October 2019

Madison County:
Parent Rep: Donna Finch
Community Rep: Ruth Ann Skaggs/ Term Expires: October 2017

Perry County:
Parent Rep: Jessica Adams
Community Rep: Bonnie Welker / Term Expires: April 2018

St. Francois County:

Parent Reps: Kathleen Bergner & Amanda Hampton

Community Rep: Sarah Thurman / Term Expires: April 2017

Ste. Genevieve County:
Parent Rep: Elaine Otte (Chairperson)
Community Rep: Barb Sherry / Term Expires: May 2019

Washington County:
Parent Rep: Bobbie West
Community Rep: Jennifer Marler / Term Expires: November 2018

Liaison from the Board of Directors:
Tammy Durbin