DARKE COUNTY — Council on Rural Services (CORS) welcomed Karin Somers as Early Childhood Director (ECD) this month. Somers will direct the Early Head Start and Head Start services provided to more than 1,300 children in 22 locations throughout Miami, Auglaize, Champaign, Preble, Darke, Van Wert, Shelby, Greene, and Logan counties.
She previously held the same position for Community & Family Services in Portland, Indiana. Prior to that, she served in family and disability services positions, an important facet of Head Start, which is committed to kindergarten readiness for children and supporting their families with the educational, social, and mental health resources needed to reach economic independence. She and her husband, Ron, love to camp, hunt, do craft projects, minor home remodeling, and spend time with their family.
She’s eager to meet the community leaders interacting with rural Ohio Head Start and Early Childhood organizations. To learn more about Council on Rural Services or have Somers meet with your organization, please call 937-778-5220 or email [email protected] .