State College Area School District

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

Donna Ricketts
Director of Community Education
Dr. Donna Ricketts
Dr. Ricketts joined the district in August 1993. Prior to working with the district, she was a Team Leader/Conference Planner in Continuing Education at Penn State.

Her education includes:

  • B.S., Community and Outdoor Recreation, Springfield College
  • M.S., Recreation & Parks, Penn State
  • D.Ed., Adult Education, Penn State

Dr. Ricketts area of responsibility includes educational programming after school and during the summer months, Adult Education evening courses, Summer Champs Camp (summer school), Summer ESL Program, After School Enrichment Program, Shorts & Sports, and Driver Education (in car). She is the district's representative to the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Board/Authority.   

Dr. Ricketts has two children and enjoys spending time with her grandson,wildflower gardening and vacationing at the beach.

Contact Dr. Ricketts by e-mailing here at

Office:  Fairmount Avenue School
411 South Fraser Street, Room 116

Phone:  814 231-1061