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Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Dr. Deborah Bergeron is the director of the Office of Head Start. Known as "Dr. B" to former students and teachers, she has spent three decades in pre-K–12 public education as a classroom teacher and elementary and high school administrator. In the course of her career, Dr. B also started, grew, and ultimately sold her own educational services company. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University. She earned a master’s in education leadership and doctorate in education policy from George Mason University.

During her tenure as a school administrator, she specialized in school improvement. Her focus was on academic achievement and school climate. Dr. B will use her experience as an elementary principal and her strong background in pre-K–12 instructional leadership to provide unique insights into how Head Start can support our most vulnerable children to become school ready. She hopes to spend a great deal of her time visiting Regional Offices and specific Head Start programs. Dr. B most looks forward to spending time with all of the children, teachers, and program directors who are her inspiration!

Watch this series of video blogs from Dr. Deborah Bergeron:


Preventing Child Maltreatment

Preventing Child Maltreatment

Child maltreatment can happen in any setting. Head Start programs need leadership, support for staff, and training to make sure children are safe from harm while in our care. Reporting suspected maltreatment can protect a child, and even save their life. In this vlog, Dr. Bergeron reminds programs that all Head Start staff are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. Revisit ACF-IM-HS-15-04 Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect to review the legal obligations.

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Last Updated: August 13, 2018