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Head Start Interview Fair Attracts 130 Applicants

One-hundred and thirty prospective employees attended the Harris County Department of Education Head Start Interview Fair on June 14. Head Start held the fair to recruit and hire Early Head Start/Head Start teachers, teaching assistants, family services providers and cooks for its 15 locations across northeast Harris County. “We’re seeking applicants who really have a heart for young children because this work can be challenging,” said Venetia Peacock, HCDE Head Start senior director. “We were excited to see people have a desire to work for HCDE Head Start and interviewed many qualified applicants who love working with children.” Applicant Risa Richards is the adoptive mother of three children, one who has already graduated from the Head Start program and two enrolling at the La Porte center this fall. Richards applied for a teaching position because she has seen the program in action and loves the partnership between teachers, parents and the community to help children succeed. “I decided to apply because I want to be a part of that greatness, that excellence,” said Richards. HCDE Head Start provides services to facilities in Barrett Station, Baytown, Channelview, Compton, Coolwood, Dogan, Fifth Ward, Fonwood, Humble, J.D. Walker, La Porte, Pugh, San Jacinto, Sheffield and Tidwell. Head Start ensures future success for students both academically and socially and provides comprehensive health, education, nutrition and financial services to the families. Interested candidates can still apply for available positions online at http://www.hcde-texas.org or call 713-696-8287 for information. Source: HCDE