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

Staff Spotlight

Opportunities for Otsego Head Start program supports over 300 children and their 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.

Milestone Anniversaries (2021-2022 Program Year)
Staff Job Title Years
Tammy Bailey Center Director 35 Years
Rosemary Copperwheat Assistant Teacher 35 Years
Antoinette "Toni" Tauzel Senior Cook 20 Years
Jonelle Gardner Center Associate 10 Years
Crystal Hamm Education/Disability Specialist 10 Years
Cynthia Shepard Assistant Teacher 10 Years
Colleen Utter Assistant Teacher 5 Years

Meet Our Teams

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

Cherry Valley Head Start Center

Cooperstown Head Start Center

Early Head Start Home Visitors

Morris Head Start Center

Oneonta, River Street Head Start Center

Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta Head Start Center

Richfield Springs Head Start Center

Schenevus Head Start Center

Unadilla Head Start Center