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Policy Council Portal

Policy Council members are currently enrolled Head Start parents and interested community members who act as a link between those people making and carrying out decisions and the people Head Start serves. Policy Council members are elected by their peers..

GOAL: The Policy Council actively participates in the development of school readiness goals and helps to assess the programs progress in achieving those goals.

Elections for new parent representatives to Policy Council will take place during parent orientation in September.  If Interested please contact Mary Beck  301-797-5231 x 128.

Policy Council Meeting Schedule

Meeting Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Sargent Shriver Center, 837 Spruce Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • January 22, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • April 16, 2018
  • May 21, 2018
  • June 18, 2018
  • July - none
  • August - none
  • September 25, 2017
  • October 16, 2017
  • November 20, 2017
  • December 11, 2017

2017-2018 Policy Council Officers

  • Gabrielle Jeanty: Chairperson
  • Taruna Patel: Vice-Chairperson
  • Anthony Echibe: Treasurer
  • Alicia Carter: HSWC Family Advocate & Council Policy Gov.
  • Alicia Hoffman: Secretary
  • Bruce McCarthy: Community Representative - Department of Social Services
  • Karla Delauter: Community Representative - Family Health Care
  • Sandra Balbuena: Community Representative - The Hub
  • Kelly Mills-Thompson: Community Representative - HHA

2017-2018 Policy Council Parent Representatives

  • Alicia Hoffman: HS Representative - MLK Center
  • Amy Rhoderick: EHS Representative - Homebase
  • Anthony Echibe: HS Representative - Sgt. Shriver Center
  • April Baker: HS Representative - Elgin Center
  • Dawn Evans: HS Representative - Sgt. Shriver Center
  • Djethina (DJ) Constane: HS Representative - MLK Center
  • Gabrielle Jeanty: HS Representative - MLK Center
  • Gregory Jefferson: HS Representative - Noland Center
  • Jesse Munson: HS Representative - Homebase
  • Lakeisha Thrower: EHS Representative - Elgin Center
  • Michael Lindsay: HS Representative - MLK Center
  • Robert Strother: HS Representative - MLK Center
  • Stephanie Crowley: HS Representative Alt. - Elgin Center
  • Taruna Patel: HS Representative - Sgt. Shriver Center