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  • Beatrice Nava Annie Jo Gordon Head Start Site Director
    Beatrice Nava Annie Jo Gordon Head Start Site Director


    My name is Ms. Beatrice Nava. I am currently Site Director at Annie Jo Gordon Head Start. I have worked with PCCEO Head Start for 22 years. I started out in a program called Aide to Assistant in 2001. Since then, PCCEO Head Start has been my home for me and my children. In my journey with PCCEO I was an Aide, Teacher Assistant, Teacher and now Site Director. I was a proud Head Start parent of my two oldest children, unfortunately my third child did not qualify for the program. My eldest son is now also working for PCCEO Head Start as a teacher assistant.

    PCCEO has given me many opportunities to grow professionally and in my personal life. I have made life-long friends.

Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. (PCCEO)
711 W. McBean St
Peoria , Illinois 61605

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