Denver Great Kids Head Start Policy Council

Denver Great Kids Head Start embraces parents and community members as integral partners in its governance structure through the Head Start Policy Council.   


2013 - 2014 Members

Michelle Adams
Community Representative
Brian Conly
Community Representative
Kalisha Frazier
Community Representative
Jennifer Garcia Rosendo
Community Representative
Dr. Tricia Hudson
Community Representative
 
Lindsay Neil (Ex-Officio)
Mayoral Appointee
Office of Children's Affairs
Fernando Pineda-Reyes
Community Representative
Desiree Shelton
Community Representative
Elisa Starble
Community Representative
Charmine Gibson
Clayton Early Learning
Parent Representative

Vanessa Mosby
Clayton Early Learning
Parent Representative

Shantiara Fite
Clayton Early Learning
Parent Alternate

Andrea Reyna
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative 
Julio Cesar Padilla
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative 
Anastasia Martinez
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate 
Raymond Coria
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
Sunshine Jenardy
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
Tina Stake
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
Amy Craig
Denver Public Schools
Parent Alternate 
Ana Villeda
Denver Public Schools
Parent Alternate
Karina Garcia
Mile High Montessori
Parent Representative
Sonya Suhr
Mile High Montessori
Parent Representative
Glendarika Garcia
Mile High Montessori
Parent Alternate
Leticia White
Family Star
Parent Representative
Roxy Brown
Family Star
Parent Representative
Janne Correa
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
Norma Lopez
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
 

 

Purpose of Policy Council

The Council provides a system of shared governance through which parents can participate in policy making and program decisions.  The Council has responsibility for the following:

  • To approve or disapprove program directions, priorities, policies and budgets which affect our overall Head Start program
  • To periodically monitor the total Head Start program
  • To participate in the personnel selection of Central Head Start staff
  • To establish a method for hearing and resolving community complaints about the Head Start program 
  • To approve or disapprove Head Start personnel policies per the Revised Performance Standards 
  • To be involved in the community and to promote understanding of the Head Start program
  • To administer the Policy Council parent activity funds 

Meeting Calendar

Denver Great Kids Head Start Policy Council meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.   

Time:  5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Buffet dinner served at 5:15 pm

Location: Clayton
3751 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Upcoming Meetings:
January 28, 2014
February 25, 2014
March 25, 2014
April 22, 2014
May 27, 2014
June 24, 2014

In case of inclement weather, Policy Council members will be notified of meeting cancellation by 3:30 pm on the day of the meeting.  Also, members may phone for a recorded message on the Director's line at (720) 913-0888.

Facts About Membership

There are 21 members

  • 51% have children currently enrolled in the Head Start program
  • 9 community representatives   
  • 12 parent members appointed by the delegate agencies, plus alternates
  • Mayor's Liaison

Newly elected members of the Council are welcomed at an Installation Ceremony in November and officer elections are held in December.

Policy Council Documents:

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