Newly retired Head Start director reflects on years of service

Cathy Wamsley, newly retired former Head Start director, stands next to the Hermiston main Head Start office sign earlier this year.

Throughout the more than 35 years that newly retired and now former Head Start director Cathy Wamsley spent with Head Start, one moment early on in her career made her realize the importance of what she would be doing.

In 1978, Wamsley had just started with Head Start as a teacher and, while on a home visit, she intended to do a painting activity with the parents and their children.

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