Support for Programs

The Pennsylvania Professional Development System (PDS) supports adult education and family literacy agencies to impact student outcomes. The PDS supports agencies, administrators, teachers, tutors, and data management staff using a process of continuous program improvement.

Communications Project –  The Communications Project provides communications support to the Division of Adult Education and the PDS. Major project activities include maintaining this resource website; creating and sending newsletters to the field; and providing communications and webinar support to the Division and PDS.

Destiny Simpson at dlong.simpson@tiu11.org
Lisa Bailey at lbailey@tiu11.org
Matt Manfred at mjmanfred@tiu11.org
Staci Van Art at svanart@tiu11.org

Management Information System/e-Data Tech SupportMIS provides technical assistance to programs to ensure effective data collection and entry. Additionally, the project can provide consultation on e-Data issues, use of the Access template, and methods to collect additional data.

Michael McCarty at mdm151@psu.edu

Professional Learning Opportunities (ProLO) The Professional Learning Opportunities grant serves adult and family literacy education programs by supporting continuous program improvement through professional learning; supporting the implementation of standards-aligned lessons and the integration of instructional advances in adult education classrooms; and providing technical assistance for the full range of activities offered by programs, including tutoring, English as a Second Language, EL/Civics, and family literacy.

Dr. Becky Wagner at rwagner@tiu11.org
Joy Zamierowski at jzamierowski@tiu11.org
Maribel Ojeda at mojeda@tiu11.org
Donna Dencler at donna_dencler@iu13.org

Technology Project – The Technology Project provides instructional design and technology support to other leadership projects to create and revise high-quality online professional development opportunities and to provide technical assistance in the use of instructional technology to other leadership projects funded by the Division.

Destiny Simpson at dlong.simpson@tiu11.org
Dyan Schauer at dschauer@tiu11.org
Sarah Whitesel at swhitesel@tiu11.org
Dr. Becky Wagner at rwagner@@tiu11.org
Bethaney Coldren at bcoldren@tiu11.org
Lisa Bailey at lbailey@tiu11.org

Workforce Development System Liaison ProjectThe Workforce Project provides technical assistance to align workforce development programming within the adult education system, build capacity to address WIOA, and function effectively as a partner in Pennsylvania Workforce Development System to the Division, other leadership projects, and adult and family literacy education programs funded by the Division.

KayLynn Hamilton at klh267@psu.edu