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This job is a blessing. Infant/Toddler Teacher: Iliana Garcia.

Iliana Garcia, Infant/Toddler Teacher

This job is a blessing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have always been a teacher and have worked with children from kindergarten through high school. A couple of years after I moved here from El Salvador, a relative who works at OLHSA told me about the teaching opportunities. I...

I have a career now. Infant/Toddler Teacher: Jessica Espinoza

Jessica Espinoza, Infant/Toddler Teacher

I have a career now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started as a parent, worked as a volunteer, then as a classroom aide. Now I’m a teacher. My child’s teacher got me thinking about a career in early childhood education. I wanted to work but was ...

Collaborative from the classroom to the community. OLHSA Head Start Lead Teacher: Alicia Hickner

Alicia Hickner, Lead Teacher

Collaborative from the classroom to the community. 

For as long as I can remember – from babysitting to working in daycare to being a teacher now – I’ve always been drawn to little kids. I'll be in the grocery store and kids will smile and wave at me. It’s funny because it’s almost like they know. They know I’m a teacher.  

I enjoy the challenge of working in early...

Teachers get to be students too. OLHSA Head Start Assistant Teacher: Rafia Ahmed

Rafia Ahmed, Assistant Teacher

Teachers get to be students too.

Earlier in my teaching career, I taught social studies to second graders. I wanted to do something similar here. I have a master’s degree in history, but I couldn’t find a position that would accept my foreign credentials. I began working as a volunteer in a school while I worked on my Child Development Associate degree.

 

After I received the credential, I...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSED FY20 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PLAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSED FY20 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PLAN

The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) will accept public comments as required by the Michigan Department of Human Services CSBG Plan for FY20. Public comments will be accepted on the OLHSA/CSBG FY19 proposed plan from August 20, 2019 through September 3, 2019. 

The plan summary is as follows: 

A total of $1,...

Hugs, smiles and stories are part of the job. OLHSA Head Start Lead Teacher: Nancy Shimel

Nancy Shimel, Head Start Lead Teacher

Hugs, smiles and stories are part of the job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was always drawn to early childhood. After seeing my children's experience through their preschool, I thought, “That job looks like it would be really fun,” and I made the...

Request for Qualifications: Early Childhood Services

NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 2019

Early Childhood Services Advertisement Services

 

July 30th, 2019


Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is seeking requests from qualified advertising firms to create and disseminate media to promote open Head Start positions offered within OLHSA. This request requires the advertising firm to submit to the OLHSA Team Leader all appropriate technical, business data and information...

Give your own future a head start. OLHSA Head Start Assistant Teacher: Alphonso Gilmore

Alphonso Gilmore, Assistant Teacher

Give your own future a head start.

I’ve taken an interesting path to becoming a teacher. I started out as a custodian 14 years ago. As part of my job, I’d go in the classroom to clean. I got to know the kids and they got to know me. "Everybody would say, You should try out teaching."

 

 I had never thought about it, but then something clicked. I’ve been an...

Do what you dream. OLHSA Head Start Teacher Story: Adriana Amal

Adriana Amal, Assistant Teacher

Do what you dream.

When I was little, I would stand in front of the mirror and I would see myself as a teacher. My parents were teachers and it was always something I wanted to do. Day by day, this dream grew inside of me. When I finished high school, I was ready to study to become a teacher. I received a Bachelor’s degree for preschool teaching in my home country of Albania.

 

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Do something that matters. - Head Start Teacher Story: LaStarra Fitzgerald

LaStarra Fitzgerald, Lead Teacher

Do something that matters.

In my first year, we had a student that we had seen only three times because he was going through brain surgery. He couldn't come back to school until he healed. We didn’t want him or his guardian to feel left out, so when we had special holidays, the kids and I made him cards. 

This student came back the last three days of the school year and he was so excited...

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