“We’ve served thousands of families and have made such a positive impact on all the families we’ve served in Portage County. At Head Start, we help these children succeed and hopefully have a positive outlook on education and life because of the impact we’ve been able to provide. There are children who come to our program with many obstacles – and we have some children who are even non-verbal. Going out to the centers and watching the children get off the bus and being so excited to learn and to be a part of the program, to witness that has been such a tremendous asset for me, and that’s what makes my job so exciting every day to come to work.”

Suzanne Livengood, Newly Retired ED