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.   


2014 - 2015 Members

Erin Brown (Ex-Officio)
Mayoral Appointee
Office of Children's Affairs

Lionel Espinoza
Community Representative

Martina Hinojosa
Community Representative

Jennifer Garcia Rosendo
Community Representative
Dr. Tricia Hudson
Community Representative
 
Elisa Starble
Community Representative
Fernando Pineda-Reyes
Community Representative
Desiree Shelton
Community Representative
Raelynn Perez
Clayton Early Learning
Parent Representative

Alejandro Garcia-Medina
Clayton Early Learning
Parent Representative

Eleanor Turner
Clayton Early Learning
Parent Alternate

Eunice Aguilera
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative 
Sonja Diaz
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative
Janett Huerta
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
Lestina Anderson
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
Amy Rupert
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
Maria Murillo
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
Amy Craig
Denver Public Schools
Parent Alternate
Maria Ramseur
Denver Public Schools
Parent Alternate
Sylvia Hernandez
Mile High Montessori
Parent Representative
Monica Ortiz
Mile High Montessori
Parent Representative
Angela Griess
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
William Balanga
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
Maricela Maldonado
Volunteers of America
Parent Alternate
Erika Navarro
Volunteers of America
Parent Alternate
 
 

 

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:

December 16, 2014

January 27, 2015

February 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

April 28, 2015

May 26, 2015

June 23, 2015

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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