"My child has learned how to interact with others in a positive way"

Staff Spotlight

Opportunities for Otsego Head Start program supports nearly 350 children and families each year through center-based and home visiting services. Head Start is proud and appreciative of all our talented teachers, family partners, support staff, and leaders - some of who were Head Start children or parents themselves - that have dedicated themselves to preparing children for kindergarten and a life beyond school. 

Honorable Mention (2020-2021 Program Year)
Staff Job Title Years
Deborah Glidden Assistant Teacher 25 Years
Heather Fay Family Services Specialist 20 Years
Colleen McGovern Assistant Teacher 20 Years
Jason Buddenhagen Food Service Supervisor 15 Years
Ralph Eggleston Center Associate 15 Years
Fatima Harkley Office Administrator 15 Years
Stefanie Abrams Family Partner 10 Years
Beth Lewis Teacher-Center Director 10 Years
Crystal Sutliff Transportation & Safety Specialist 10 Years
Andrea Barrows Center Director 5 Years
Katherine Baxter Assistant Teacher 5 Years
John Field Bus Driver 5 Years
Mary Kuhn Assistant Teacher 5 Years
Kimberly Ross Family Partner 5 Years


Meet Our Teams

Head Start offers center-based services in nine communities throughout Otsego County and has a team of home visiting staff to support children and families in their homes.

Cherry Valley Head Start Staff

Cooperstown Head Start Staff

The Laurens Head Start Staff

The Morris Head Start Staff

The Richfield Springs Head Start Staff

Oneonta Head Start Staff

Schenevus Head Start Staff

Unadilla Head Start Staff

Home Based Family Partner Staff