FARMINGTON, N.M. — The superintendent for Navajo Head Start has been removed amid an investigation into allegations of misconduct and misuse of funding.

The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports ( the Navajo Nation announced this week that Sharon Singer was fired from the position on July 28.

Department of DinĂ© Education Superintendent Tommy Lewis Jr., says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office ordered an investigation after allegations of misuse and abuse of funds were filed against Singer.

Lewis says investigators found that Singer has violated tribal policies.

Singer’s attorney, David Jordan, says his client will file a grievance with the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management.

Navajo Head Start operates 96 centers across the reservation, the largest in the United States.

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