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Grantee Board

The Head Start grantee board meets on a monthly basis. The board is comprised of USD faculty and staff. Members include:

  • Jeannie Caraway: Board Chairperson, Psychology
  • Gloria Barnes Hensley: Retired, USD Grants Accounting
  • Kathy LaPlante: Social Work
  • Malene Little: USD Grad Student-Not for Profit
  • Lisa Newland: Counseling & Psychology in Education
  • Tom Sorensen: Retired, USD School of Law, Assistant Dean

Policy Council

The policy council is the policy and decision-making body for the Head Start program. Parents learn about the program and take part in major policy decisions. The council meets on a monthly basis in Beresford, South Dakota, and includes Early Head Start and Head Start parents and members of the communities we serve. Each parent group elects a parent to be their representative on the policy council. Council members are:

Chairperson: Rebecca Dudley

  • Sharon Birgholtz
  • Cheyenne Hoesing
  • Sheila Reichert
  • Heather Snoozy
  • Cara White