GISD facility renamed, new executive director welcomed

GENESEE COUNTY – At its May 24 regular meeting, the GISD Board of Education approved renaming its Health, Safety, and Nutrition Services facility to Center for Countywide Programs.

The facility, housed at 5075 Pilgrim Road in Flint, provides early childhood, before and after school, health, safety, and nutrition education programs and services to schools throughout Genesee County. Based on the increased breadth of services provided by this part of GISD, and after thorough discussion and review, GISD administration recommended that the name, Center for Countywide Programs, better aligns with the varied programs and services provided to students throughout Genesee County by staff housed in the facility.

Effective July 1, the newly-renamed Center for Countywide Programs and GISD welcomed a new executive director, Tricia Hill. The Executive Director for Countywide Programs position will serve to lead, develop, operate, and evaluate all services related to early childhood and auxiliary programs, health education, GISD Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP), the 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs, school safety, and nutrition education.

Hill will also continue to develop and sustain important relationships with multiple community partners, including foundations, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, she will establish grant directions and goals for the department and its staff.

Hill is a proven and successful educational leader. Much of her experience was acquired during her years with Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, where she has served as a Principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and most recently as Superintendent.

GISD is pleased to welcome Tricia Hill, who will help further Genesee Intermediate School District’s mission of leadership, service, and innovation – partnering for success. — G.G.

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