School of Extended Learning Addresses Student and Parent Training Needs of Thornton Fractional District 215
After recognizing its need to train students and parents, Thornton Fractional District 215 selected GSU School of Extended Learning as their training provider. The district is the recipient of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant.
According to Tammy Johnson, 21st CCLC Project Director, “Thornton Fractional District 215 is underserved and is classified as a Title One school. It was clear that we needed an exceptional training source. Governors State University’s School of Extended Learning is providing us with the one-on-one experience, knowledgeable back-up, and excellent follow-through that we need for the classes to satisfy the requirements of our grant.”
“We are really happy with the kind of training the School of Extended Learning provides,” continued Johnson. “We want the best for our families and they have provided that experience for us. They suggested the right topics as well as were available for questions from us and our parents.”
According to the School of Extended Learning’s Director of Corporate and Community Education, Dr. Felicia L. Townsend, “The trainings and upcoming STEAM conference that we’re providing Thornton Fractional schools wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated pool of GSU faculty and staff as well as educators from other organizations. The district is expecting quality programming, and I’m thrilled to work with a team of professionals who are committed to exceeding their expectations.”
To date, the instruction team includes Dr. Amy Vujaklija of GSU’s College of Education, Alexis Sarkisian and Diane Nadler of the GSU Library, Chris Greiner and Michael Ziadat of the English Language Learning Center, and Dartina Dunlap and Kristina Anderson of Career Services, as well as educators from other institutions: Marilyn Cosentino, Angela Dixon, and Michael Hurst.