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Leadership

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:

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Getting Ready for Receiving Schools

Getting Ready for Receiving Schools

In this vlog, Dr. Bergeron gives a shout out to an impressive Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership family child care home. She also describes five ways Head Start programs can  connect with the schools that will receive their children. Dr. Bergeron also highlights two useful resources. Family Promise offers community services to families experiencing homelessness. Sanford Harmony supports building children’s character in classrooms.

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Last Updated: August 13, 2018