Joyce Tangen Hired as Director of Head Start at Tri-Valley


Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. CEO, Jason Carlson, announced that Joyce Tangen has been hired as the director of Tri-Valley’s Head Start, Child, and Family Programs. She will begin her duties as the new director on October 23.

“Now that the search process is complete, I look forward to getting Joyce acquainted with our amazing Head Start and Migrant Education Program staff,” states Carlson. “The experience Joyce has earned, and the ideas she expressed through the interview process, will enhance our ability to serve the children and families we work with.”

Prior to Tri-Valley, Tangen was the Director of Early Learning and Teaching at ESD 113 Sound to Harbor Early Learning in Tumater, Wash. She began her Head Start career in Minnesota and double-majored, earning Bachelors of Science degrees in psychology and early childhood at Bemidji State University.

“As I embark on this new chapter, I am eager to immerse myself in the Tri-Valley community, getting to know each of you, and actively listening to your insights and needs, says Tangen. “I am inspired by the dedication and passion that I know exists within this organization, and I am eager to contribute my knowledge, experience, and unwavering commitment to our collective mission. I look forward to the prospect of working collaboratively to create a brighter future for all those we serve.”

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is a non-profit community action agency headquartered in Crookston, Minn. In existence since 1965, Tri-Valley provides services in 74 counties in Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota. The mission of Tri-Valley is to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for people and communities. For more information on services offered and job opportunities at Tri-Valley visit the website at, follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at @TriValley_TVOC.