Head Start Programs - Staff
Karenne Berry, VP of Education
Our Head Start programs (and College Access program) are guided by Karenne Berry, who has more than 30 years of experience in education & family service and a deep knowledge of the importance of family engagement and early literacy. A board member of Duke University’s American Association for Gifted Children, Karenne works closely with all of our Head Start educators to develop their teaching talent and ensure children receive the highest quality care & educational experience,
Prior to joining the Educational Alliance, Karenne served as the Director of Literacy at Graham Windham, taught at several universities and Bank Street Graduate School of Education, managed quality enhancement in Durham County for North Carolina’s renowned Smart Start program, and served as the Executive Director of Durham Alliance for Child Care Access.
Karenne is currently also an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University Graduate School of Education and is frequently invited to speak at conferences, including the 2011 New York State Association for Bilingual Education Annual Conference and the 2011 National Head Start Conference.
Highly Qualified Teachers
All of our Head Start teachers are required to have a master’s degree and New York State certification in Early Childhood Education. All assistant teachers must have an associate degree in child development.