Sharon Reynolds, coordinator of the ABLE Resource Center within Ohio University's College of Education, has been named interim director of the college's Edward Stevens Literacy Center. She will assume her new responsibilities June 1, replacing Jeffrey Fantine, who has accepted a position as Maine's state director of adult education.
"I am certainly ready and excited for a new career challenge, but I will miss everyone here at OU and in the COE," Fantine said.
Reynolds has taught and trained teachers in a variety of settings, from traditional classrooms to experiential-based environments, and brings 17 years' experience to the position. Before joining ABLE, she worked as a curriculum designer for the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, where she designed curricula on workforce development and entrepreneurship for adult learners.
"Sharon brings ample experience to this position and will serve the college well during the interim," said College of Education Dean Renee Middleton.
In her new position, Reynolds will oversee the Literacy Center and its partnerships, including one involving the Central/Southeast ABLE Resource Center.
"I am honored to have been appointed to this position," Reynolds said. "I hope to use this year to expand and enhance our partnerships and outreach services to the community through projects such as the free one-on-one tutoring services offered at the Helen M. Robinson Center for Reading in McCracken Hall and the Better Mathematics through Literacy project."
Reynolds holds a bachelor's degree in education of the hearing impaired/elementary education from Trenton State College and a master's degree in education, specializing in curriculum and instruction/instructional technology, from Virginia Tech.
A full-time position will be advertised in the fall.
-- Heather Anerino