Pam Wadhams, Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. Head Start Early Childhood Education and Disability Services Manager has completed the distinguished UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program, at the UCLA School of Management in Los Angeles, California. Pam was one of 41 applicants selected to participate in this specialized 2 week program. Head Start leaders from a variety of pro-grams, states and positions were selected, based upon their background, skills and leadership abilities. There was extensive course work, including lectures, assignments and small group discussion, as well as development of an individual project called a MIP (Management Improvement Plan) that was part of the process. The following was taken from the introduction of the newest graduates to those who had previously gone through the Head Start fellows program at UCLA.
“The UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program recently concluded its inaugural program under the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations and it is with extreme pride that I introduce you to the newest members of our UCLA Head Start Fellows family! Please join us in welcoming them to this very elite group of Head Start leaders. Welcome and Congratulations to the Class of 2016! “
We are very fortunate to have Pam be a part of this exclusive experience and share her knowledge with all of us at Community Action. She was already a leader in the agency and now brings additional knowledge and skill to her role! It was a personal sacrifice and a lot of hard work but I’m sure it is an experience Pam will never forget. Thank you Pam and Congratulations!
Yasmine Daniel-Vargas, Director of Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations; Pam Wadhams, Community Action Head Start ECED Manager; Dr. Blanca Enriquez, Director of the Office of Head Start; Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., UCLA School of Anderson Management