LCNV Welcomes Two New Staff Members

April 8, 2013 at 4:53 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ashley KingLCNV is happy to welcome Ashley King to its staff in a brand new position for the organization – Student Advisor. This position was funded by a generous grant from Capital One. Ashley graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with BA’s in History and Spanish. Before moving to Northern Virginia, she volunteered as an ESOL Instructor and Program Director for four years at the Bridge Community Development Corporation in Richmond, Virginia. As Student Advisor, Ashley monitors student hours and encourages individual students to stay engaged in LCNV’s programs, especially as they reach hourly requirements between assessments. She counsels learners on setting goals and provides individualized advice for reaching those goals. Additionally, Ashley supports LCNV learners who are ready to exit our programs. She encourages and guides them on their next steps, easing their transitions into more advanced programs.

Carole Professional Headshot1We are also delighted to announce that Carole Vinograd Bausell has joined LCNV’s staff as the Basic Adult Literacy (BAL) Tutoring Specialist. She holds a doctorate in education from Johns Hopkins University with specialization in literacy and learning disabilities, a master’s degree in special education from the University of Delaware, and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Cambridge University. In addition to coauthoring a set of books on teaching reading, writing, and mathematics, Carole has tested and taught students with learning challenges; instructed adult ESOL learners; and occupied a variety of program management, editorial, and research positions. She was the recipient of a State of Maryland Governor’s Award for her volunteer work with refugees. Carole will work with two types of learners in LCNV’s BAL Tutoring Program helps two types of students: native English speakers who have experienced difficulties in learning how to read and write and ESOL learners who speak English reasonably well but need to improve their English reading and writing skills. Carole’s educational background and work experience will enable LCNV to strengthen its services for both groups.

We’d also like to thank Katie Beckman for doing a wonderful job of keeping the wheels of the BAL Tutoring Program turning smoothly during LCNV’s search for our BAL Tutoring Specialist. Carole’s arrival will allow Katie to resume her work as Programs and Trainings Administrator and to continue her work on developing a computer literacy pilot program for LCNV.

Both Ashley and Carole are looking forward to getting to know LCNV’s volunteers in the months ahead and to supporting them in any ways they can. LCNV will benefit greatly from both of their expertise and enthusiasm.

Erin Finn, Director of Classroom Programs, and Elise Bruml, Director of Tutoring Programs
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042
www.lcnv.org

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