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IU13 Community Education Blog

Staff Spotlight - Marilyn Lydic

Posted by Anne Weiss on Oct 8, 2020 4:05:38 PM

Technology coaching--a role Community Education put into place after switching to online learning--is one of Marilyn Lydic's most rewarding and challenging positions of her 21-year career. Primarily an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, Marilyn was tapped to assist students as they acclimated to a new way of learning.

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight - Donna Dencler

Posted by Rebecca Loewenstein-Harting on Apr 29, 2020 2:46:39 PM

Donna has worked for the IU13 for almost 18 years. A graduate of Cedar Crest College, Donna has held many positions at the IU13 including English as a Second Language teacher, High School Equivalency teacher, Family Literacy teacher, Professional Development specialist, and Professional Development consultant for the statewide family literacy program. Her current role is Community Education Supervisor, which she has done for almost three years. Donna’s favorite part of working for the IU13 is the variety of teaching opportunities and the dedicated and passionate staff. Donna also notes that “the IU13 is a great organization to work for – they really have their values [and] your own values can align with the values of the organization.” Donna first got involved in community education in 1995 when she volunteered to teach English to a refugee family in Allentown. She continues to be passionate about refugee causes and currently volunteers her time with a refugee family through her church. In retirement, Donna looks forward to traveling, volunteering, and having more time to spend with her husband and nine grandchildren. 

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Topics: Adult Education, Staff Spotlight