A ‘Key Player’ in giving kids a true Head Start

TEWKSBURY — She’s known for her service, compassion and delightful demeanor. And now, after 52 years of commitment to Community Teamwork Inc., Rita O’Brien Dee will be honored with the Key Player Award.

In 1965, Dee, of Tewksbury, took up someone’s suggestion to become a teacher-aide at CTI’s Head Start program for young children after one of her sons was registered. It originally began as a seven-week program for children from low-income families.

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