Ira Katzenstein

Cattaraugus County Project Head Start - Director

Ira Katzenstein is Director of Cattaraugus County Project Head Start, which expanded to serve Wyoming County in 1990, and to include Early Head Start in 1998. Eleven years ago, Head Start became the local Success by Six program lead. In his tenure, the program has partnered with many agencies and school districts on projects that include Universal Pre-K programming, Cavity Free Kids, and Early Reading First as well as accreditation of all sites by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Ira is a member of the Town of Olean planning board and Olean Board of Education. He also serves on the boards of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Teacher Resource Center and New York State Head Start Association.