By Yvette Sanchez Fuentes
Today is my last day serving as Director of the Office of Head Start. I know that the work of Head Start staff is not always easy, but I would remind you that the work you do every day changes the life of a child and their family. Together, over the last four years, we have enhanced the quality of Head Start to ensure that every child that walks through the door gets the quality Head Start experience that they deserve. Thank you for your continued commitment to children and families, and especially for the work that you do every day.
I leave you in good hands with Ann Linehan, who has been designated as the Acting Director.
As I walk out the door, I leave you with the words of Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers:
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community ... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and our own."
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes is the national Director of the Office of Head Start.
Farewell. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2013. English.
Last Updated: June 3, 2014