Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. recognized its staff for years of service recently. This year the program recognized 15 employees from five years of service up to 40 years of service. Each employee received a congratulatory letter, a certificate, and a gift card. From left they are Jody Thomas, executive director, 25 years; Katie Place, Athens 1 teacher, 40 years; Chris Smith, Family Services supervisor, 20 years; Shelli O’Conner, Wyalusing and Northeast Bradford family advocate, 15 years; Jo Hooper, Athens family partner, 10 years; Amber Weightman, human resources manager, five years; Pam Thoren, Canton 2 classroom aide/bus monitor, five years; Robin Knapp, finance manager, five years; Caitlyn Jackson, nutrition/ERSEA coordinator, five years; Amy Smith, executive administrative assistant, 20 years; Marvin Hall, Mansfield/Blossburg 2 bus driver, five years; Annette Geneski, Wellsboro family advocate, 20 years; Mary Wickman, Blossburg 1 teacher, 25 years; Pat Erb, Athens 1 and 2 family advocate, 25 years. Missing from photo: Valerie Simpson, Troy 2 teacher, five years. Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. has 18 classrooms across Bradford and Tioga counties and also provides services to 66 Early Head Start families. The program recently was awarded funding to open an additional classroom in Northeast Bradford which will give 17 additional children and their families a Head Start experience.