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


    My name is Ms. Beatrice Nava. I am the former Site Director at Annie Jo Gordon Head Start. I worked with PCCEO Head Start for 22 years. I started out in a program called Aide to Assistant in 2001. From there, PCCEO Head Start was my home for me and my children. In my journey with PCCEO I was an Aide, Teacher Assistant, Teacher and 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 gave me many opportunities to grow professionally and in my personal life. I made life-long friends.

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

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