August 4, 2000

MAAC Project Names New Head Start Director

MAAC Project names Dr. Victor Resendez new Head Start Director in North County. As a twenty-year grantee of the National Head Start Program, MAAC Project's Head Start Program serves over 800 low-income families in North County throughout the communities of Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Rincon, and Valley Center. In this new capacity, Dr. Resendez will be responsible for the supervision of over 150 staff members, oversee the development and implementation of the educational programs, parent involvement, fiscal concerns and volunteer and community opportunities.

This educational program ensures that children ages 0-5 and their families are provided with comprehensive services to promote optimum physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of children at no cost. Head Start supports parents in their role as the primary caregiver and teacher of their children. Recognizing the value of the parent's role and participation in the education of their children, the final process of Dr. Resendez' appointment included the recommendation of the Policy Council, the parent advisory committee. Dr. Resendez has worked in various capacities within the field of education for the past 37 years. His experience varies from classroom teaching in the state college level to the elementary grades. He has also worked in administration as a school principal for several years, a researcher and evaluation expert, and most recently, as a Director of Teacher Training International in South Korea. Dr. Resendez earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley and his BA and MS at California State University, Los Angeles.

"I am extremely pleased to accept this challenging position. With the support and participation of our staff, our parent driven Policy Council, and community, Head Start Programs will continue providing
excellence in education, health and nutrition. Our future plans include the development of dynamic comprehensive programs and a close working relationship with the National Head Start Office and Region IX representatives. It is our hope that our efforts will further improve our communities and enhance the lives of the children and families we are privileged to serve," stated Dr. Resendez in accepting this new position.

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