The countywide Ready 2 Learn School Readiness Transition Committee identifies and addresses school readiness issues to ensure children have a smooth transition to kindergarten. It is a volunteer committee and members include representatives from the six public school districts, Adams County Head Start, early learning centers, and other agencies concerned with early childhood education. The subcommittee usually meets every four to six weeks. As a result of its efforts, the six public school districts are all engaged in readiness and transition planning.
Current Ready 2 Learn School Readiness Transition Subcommittee members are:
Joan Crouse, Conewago Valley School District
MJ Duffy, United Way of Adams County Ready 2 Learn
Diana Fasnacht, Bermudian Springs School District
Christine Lay, Gettysburg Area School District
Christine McGough, Upper Adams School District
Linda McMullen, Fairfield Area School District
Pat Schindel, HACC Gettysburg
Barb Shorb, Zwingli Christian School
Jen Showers, Adams County Head Start
Kristin Snyder, Littlestown Area School District
Laura Spalding, Fairfield Area School District
Terri Westfall, Fairfield Area School District
Kindergarten Teachers Voluntary Meeting Group
As a result of the collaborative activities Ready 2 Learn has encouraged and promoted, kindergarten teachers voluntarily meet at the different elementary schools to tour each other’s classrooms, network, and share ideas. The group meets a few times during the school year.