The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 28, 2013

Excellence in Education

The Daily Item

— SUNBURY — On Feb. 7, the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Education Committee had the honor of presenting Ann Bausinger, preschool teacher at the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, with the Excellence in Education Award for February. She was nominated for the award by the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA director, Bonnie Wassmer. There are a total of nine awards given each year to various education professionals throughout the Valley.

Ann has been the teacher of the Sunbury YMCA Giant Step Preschool Program for almost 25 years. In that time, she has taught 54 children each year. She teaches three half day programs for 3-5 year olds per week. Ann provides the children with a high quality pre-K experience, which prepares them for kindergarten due to her structured curriculum. She teaches the children educational information as well as fine motor skill development by swimming with the children and playing in the gym, and they learn social skills needed for school.

Other than teaching Giant Step, Ann is the youth program director for the Y.