OUR STORY

The Story

Results of a community adopted early literacy screen in 2008 showed that FEWER THAN HALF of our community’s children were ready for school when they entered kindergarten at age five. In response to this critical need, Ready for School was launched. The good news is that in 2016 63% OF OUR COMMUNITY’S CHILDREN WERE READY.

Parents and community stakeholders recognize Ready for School as a TRUSTED partner in school readiness. Our relational, whole systems thinking approach has created a road map for our Strategic Direction 2017-2020: this framework will sustain our commitment to equity in creating communities of readiness and will strengthen an exemplary early childhood system that supports the thriving of all children, parents/families and the community.

The Vision

To create communities of readiness where ALL CHILDREN
thrive and reach their full UNIQUE POTENTIAL.

Guiding Principles

• A thriving community relies on children being ready for school
• Our entrepreneurial model must engage all sectors of the community
• Our tactics must be data driven and employ evidence-based practices
• We apply sound business principles and achieve measureable results
• Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our work

Our Team

Bruce Los

Bruce Los

Chair

Donna Lowry, MD

Donna Lowry, MD

President & CEO

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

CFO/COO

Kate Follett

Kate Follett

Chief Development Officer

Megan Koops-Fisher

Megan Koops-Fisher

Social Innovations Officer

Brianna Lynn

Brianna Lynn

Project and Community Investment Coordinator

Valeria Almanza

Valeria Almanza

Community Engagement Specialist

Maria Morales

Maria Morales

Executive Office Coordinator

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