The New Year Brings New Leadership for Spartanburg Early Head Start

January 2, 2015

Ekky Foss, Spartanburg County Early Head Start Director, retires after 13 years of service to our County’s children.

Ekky Foss, Spartanburg County Early Head Start Director, retires after 13 years of service to our County’s children.

After 13 years working with First Steps, Early Head Start Program Director Ekky Foss is retiring. We are pleased to announce that after an extensive search, Jeri Ross-Hayes has been selected to fill the position.

Prior to her work with First Steps, Ekky was the Director of Early Head Start under The United Way of the Piedmont. She also considers herself a lifelong educator having taught in Spartanburg School District 7 for many years as well as serving as principal of a school in France for 6 years. Her contributions to the Spartanburg Community will live on in future generations.

We thank Ekky for her many years of service to our agency and our community!

While Ekky will be greatly missed, we look forward to all the exciting things to come as Jeri moves forward with the program.

Cheers to a new year and new starts!