Early Childhood Advisory Council

Through collaboration among staff, families, and community members, the Ventnor Early Childhood Advisory Council is committed to providing high-quality educational programs and resources for students from preschool to grade three. Our goal is to empower students to become knowledgeable, skillful, life-long learners who actively contribute to our ever-evolving modern technological society.




Ms. Alison Richman Supervisor Ventnor Preschool
Dr. Carmela Somershoe Superintendent Ventnor Schools
Mrs. Jane Garbutt PIC Ventnor Preschool
Mrs. Jenna DiMauro PIRS/Guidance Ventnor Preschool 
Ms. Odalis DeLaTorre LDTC Ventnor CST
Mrs. Katie Kresz Parent Ventnor Preschool
Mrs. Kate Smith Teacher Ventnor Preschool
Ms. Kaitlyn Gollotto Kindergarten teacher Ventnor Elementary
Mrs. Jaimee Smith Instructional Coach Ventnor Schools
Ms. Lisa Wilson Representative community recreation department Ventnor Rec Department
Mrs. Jordan Katz Representative mental health agency Effective School Solutions
Mr. Chris CramerBCBABrett DiNovi Associates


The committee meets quarterly. Responsibilities include: 

  • Obtaining specific community needs and resources necessary for the implementation of high-quality preschool services.
  • Aligning, providing and coordinating resources with the needs of the community.
  • Review and comment on the Preschool Three Year and Annual Operational Plan and budget.

Date of Meeting


Looking to join the Early Childhood Advisory Council? 

Information for new members will be posted at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year.