Executive Director, Arizona Head Start Association

September 25, 2013

Greetings,

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Stephen Honeyestewa and I am the new Director for Arizona Head Start Association. It is an extreme joy and an honor to serve in this capacity on behalf of the Arizona Head Start Association. My past experience includes roles in Early Head Start and Head Start leadership as well as 5 years as an Early Head Start/ Head Start Director. I have also served as a Member of the Board of National Indian Head Start Directors and as a Member of the Southwest Consortium Board. My combined leadership and advocacy experience has cultivated a deep appreciation and understanding of the everyday joys and challenges that compliment our profession. The Arizona Head Start Association developed and recently ratified a new 2013 New Mission Statement: The Arizona Head Start Association (AHSA) strengthens our member agencies, partners and others who enhance the lives of young children and families by serving as the unified voice of the diverse HS/EHS community through advocacy, collaboration and education.

As your new Director for Arizona Head Start Association I plan to put into action the advocacy, the collaboration and education necessary to strengthen the outcomes for children and families in Arizona. I look forward to accomplishing this with our Arizona Head Start Association members, our community partners and collaborators. As a leader I would invite and welcome feedback to improve the activities of the Arizona Head Start Association. During the first several months at the Arizona Head Start Association, I plan to conduct statewide visits to our Arizona Head Start Association members, our community partners and collaborators. I look forward to meeting each of you individually and engaging in understanding how the Arizona Head Start Association can work in compliment with your organization to advocate, collaborate and educate. Thank you so much for all of the work you do on a day to day basis. I look forward to meeting with each of you.

Respectfully,
Stephen Honeyestewa
Arizona Head Start Association (AHSA)
PO Box 45483
Phoenix, AZ 85064

602-338-0449 (office)
shoneyestewa@azheadstart.org