Hello, my name is Maria L. Martinez I have worked with the West Las Vegas Head Start Program for nearly 24 years in a variety of capacities. I have a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in bilingual bicultural social work from New Mexico Highlands University, an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Luna Community College and educational course certificates from Michigan State in Human Resource Management. I assist with the day-to-day operations of both West Las Vegas Head Start and Early Head Start programs, ensuring that all rules and regulations are being followed. I work closely with the colleagues and West Las Vegas Schools fiscal department in developing and monitoring program budgets. I am proud to say that I am a former Head Start student and parent and I am passionate about education and working with students, families and our community.