The Council’s Head Start Site Administrators are the backbone of our early childhood learning program and are some of the hardest working and most dedicated individuals serving children and families in our Greater Cleveland community. The Our Sight is Set On Your Child’s Future series will introduce our talented team who, along with their staff, will welcome Cleveland’s children for another year of learning and discovery in Head Start centers across the county this Fall.

Copyright and photo by Lisa DeJong
Site Administrator: Thelma Bizzell
Louis Stokes Head Start

4075 East 173rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44128
216-295-2700

What is your educational background?
I have a Master Degree in Education (Curriculum Instruction) majoring in Early Childhood Education from Cleveland State University.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?
Building a trusting relationship with children, families and staff. I also enjoy watching the growth and development take place for all parties.

What inspires you to do your job?
The positive feedback I receive from children (verbal responses, smiles and hugs) and parents. I have had parents tell me how they feel about their children’s growth and development as well as what I have done to make them feel important. I enjoy just having the opportunity to share information and see positive results.

What’s one thing you would want potential parents to know about your site?
Louis Stokes Head Start Center is one of CEOGC’s largest centers with a 5 star rating by the state of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality system.  The center continues to receives UPK and Pre4Cle funds which assist Louis Stokes qualified staff to strive daily to provide high quality early learning experiences and opportunities for our children and families in a safe and healthy environment conducive for learning.

To enroll in the Louis Stokes Head Start center call (216) 295-2700. Or click here.