Pratt retires from Reform Panhandle Head Start

By Press Reports

A Retirement Celebration honoring Mrs. Geneva Weeks Pratt was held on Saturday, January 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Starkville.

Geneva Pratt served as Center Manager for Reform Panhandle Head Start 45 years. She directed recruiting, motivated employees and executed strategic plans.

During her tenure, Reform Panhandle won several awards while establishing a reputation as one of the most respected education programs in Choctaw County. Geneva believes in people. “We always had staff you could trust, who were committed to excellence, and genuinely cared about youth in our community,” she said.

Geneva graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mary Holmes College. She also studied at both Jackson State and Tuskegee University.

Geneva began her career as a classroom teacher many years ago where she learned the fundamentals and basics for early childhood care. She also served as Parent Coordinator in the Central Office. Through dedication, Geneva worked her way through the ranks to become Reform Panhandle’s Center Manager.

Today, Geneva remains deeply committed to community service and youth development. She is also an engaged member of Reform Chapel Church. Geneva’s contributions include being Youth Director, Sunday School Teacher, Director of VBS and Missionary 2nd Vice President.

Thank you, Mrs. Pratt for 45 years of leadership as an administrator and educator for Reform Head Start Center in Ackerman. We are grateful for your inspiration, motivation, wisdom, dedication and outstanding service given to children, families, staff and communities of Choctaw County.