Meet our Family Advocates!! 

Laura Cooper

Warren/Henderson Counties Family Advocate

"I love working at WCCS Head Start because it allows me to help families in the community learn about valuable resources that may make their lives easier."

Stephanie Spahr

Knox County Head Start

"I enjoy my job because helping children is always something that has felt natural to me. I love knowing their families and seeing them grow up and do great things in life. Doing this job makes me feel proud of all of the kids that have come through the doors of Head Start and are going to grow up into great students and individuals.


When I see how proud our parents are of their children, I feel the same way as if they were my own kids. I love giving back to a community that has given me so much in my own life and I feel like children are our most important asset."


Kelsie Nemeth

Knox County Family Advocate

Please welcome our newest member to WCCS in the Family Services Department!

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Maria Ortiz-Carrillo

Warren County Family Advocate

We happily welcomed back Maria to our Family Services Family in June 2017 as a Bilingual Family Advocate!


"I like the connection I have with families and forming relationships with them, even outside of work. It's a good feeling"

Jessica Pickett

Knox County Family Advocate

"Working in the family services department of WCCS/Head Start gives my life purpose. I enjoy getting up in the morning and going to work. Head Start does amazing things for children and their families and I'm proud to be apart of it. It's an honor to watch so many children grow and learn as they prepare for kindergarten and beyond!"

Jenny Cox

Knox County Head Start

"I love working with my families and to watch them grow and learn. To be able to assist my families and be apart of their lives is a wonderful gift to me"

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