Barb Haxton Retirement Well Wishes

Barbara Haxton, founding Executive Director of the Ohio Head Start Association, Inc. (OHSAI) has announced that she will retire at the end of October. Barbara is beloved and recognized nationally as the exemplary Head Start leader and advocate whose tireless efforts and bold leadership have benefited countless children and families, inspired others to lead with passion and conviction, and solidified Head Start as the gold standard of early care and education over her 35 years of dedicated leadership.

Will will be celebrating Barb as part of the OHSAI October Quarterly Meeting. 

We welcome your well wishes for Barb - here are ways you can participate:

- We will have a WordArt print made for Barb - use this qr code to enter word(s) that exemplify Barb to you to be part of the finished product: 
 or use this link:

- You can send a card/note - send to OHSAI, 7810 McEwen Rd, Suite E, Dayton, Ohio 45459

- Do you have photos of Barb through the years? Email them to us at 

- You can record a video message for Barb from you personally or on behalf of your organization - share via Google Drive to or contact us to make other arrangements

- You can contribute to the Barbara Haxton Leadership Award fund - send a check to the OHSAI office at address above