About Us

The services we provide would not be possible without the dedication of our staff who work diligently to provide the best support possible to the Readiness Center, and the children and families who pass through our doors. Click here for a video about our program.

Sister Paulita Walters R.S.M - The founder of Readiness Center Inc. with a Master's in Early Childhood Education, Sister Paulita is the driving force for the center. Her vision and dedication has brought the Readiness Center from a dream with humble beginnings to the crucial program it has become in the community.

Martha Thieneman - After nine years at the Readiness Center, Martha has assumed all administrative responsibilities. Martha comes to the center with a Master's in Nonprofit Administration and years of volunteering and being an advocate for the center's programs.

Sister Sharon Wedig R.S.M - Now a full-time volunteer, Sister Sharon comes to us with a background in administration of hospitals. With her unassuming passion for ministry to the less fortunate, Sr. Sharon has helped guide the growth of the Readiness Center to maintain its mission while serving as many families as possible and remaining a privately funded organization.

Shari Lusk - Shari has been with the Readiness Center since 1991. In that time she has watched many children come and go through the pre-school program. Shari loves watching the children progress through the program and seeing them grow. She helps supervise playtime. See photo above.

Angelique Hines - Since 1998, Angie has helped keep the office running smoothly and recently took on the additional role of transportation. Angie loves watching the children come and go through the center, often running past the office in their excitement to start their day, or crying on their way out because they don't want to leave.

Christine Sherene - Christine is the Parent Coordinator at the Readiness Center. She loves learning the new personalities the children and their parents bring to the center. Christine especially loves getting the dads involved in projects, telling them they "won't lose any cool points." Christine brings creativity and energy to the parent room.

Teara Richardson - A former "City Kid" and Teen Mentor, Teara returned to the Readiness Center as a preschool aide. She has become the "Dancing Queen" as she leads the children in creative movement once a week. She also helps guide the three year olds and their parents during parent/child time.

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