August 10, 2017

Tara Parks joins board that oversees Headstart programs

BENNINGTON — Tara Parks has been appointed to the board of United Children’s Services, which oversees Bennington County Head Start. This program provides children and their families with the building blocks necessary to succeed in learning, parenting and life.

Parks will also head up the policy council, which oversees all aspects of the Head Start program, including selection of staff, development of new policies, grant budget approval and curriculum development. The council is comprised of parents and community members.

“I am pleased to have Tara Parks serve on the board of United Children’s Services, which includes our Head Start and Early Head Start programs,” said Lorna Mattern, executive director of UCS. “She is experienced, focused, and understands and supports our mission.”

Parks previously held a position with Williams College Children’s Center and currently works for ABTEC Inc. She resides in Pownal with her family.

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