Today, Maggie Luma and I interview Nancy Hanna, the Associate Superintendent for Greenbrier County Schools. Nancy believes it takes a village to raise a child, which is evident in her advocacy for school readiness in her local community.
What to Listen for:
- What aspects of a child does Greenbrier County Schools focus on when addressing school readiness in the community?
- How does Greenbrier County Schools use the Ready, Set, Go! WV framework to ensure that local communities are “Ready Communities”?
- Which community partnerships mentioned in this episode are part of your current partnership network?
- What community partnerships could you add to your current partnership network?
- What negative consequences can result later in a child’s life from neglecting the development of social-emotional skills and self-regulation in the pre-k?
- How does Greenbrier County Schools use the Ready, Set, Go! WV framework to ensure that local schools are “Ready Schools”?
- What can pre-k and kindergarten teachers do to support the Ready, Set, Go! WV framework?
- How does Greenbrier County Schools support the development of “Ready Families”?
- What types of information does Greenbrier County use to stay informed about local child and family needs?
My hope is that this episode empowers local communities and schools to continue working on developing unique, creative opportunities to help support the school readiness needs of children and their families.