Change of Leadership at CALPRO
Posted on 10/22/2008
Mary Ann Corley
Mary Ann Corley will be leaving CALPRO by the end of the year to assume other responsibilities within the American Institutes for Research. Dr. Corley has served as the director of CALPRO for seven years, and under her guidance CALPRO hosted two national research conferences, coordinated the Professional Development Centers, initiated the site-based professional development and study circle initiatives, and developed many workshop modules and online courses.
The new CALPRO Director is Mariann Fedele, formerly of the Literacy Assistance Center in New York City and Director of the New York City regional professional development network for the New York State Education Department. Ms. Fedele began in her new position on October 20.
Ms. Fedele has extensive experience in planning and leading professional development for adult educators, and is known nationally for her work as moderator of the National Institute for Literacy’s electronic discussion list on technology. She brings 17 years of experience in the field, including instruction, program management, policy advisement, professional development and system building. In 2004, she conducted the research, development, and delivery of a professional development curriculum called “Creating Bridges in our Community,” which introduced 400 NYC Department of Education practitioners to the principles of working with non-native English speakers. She has also been instrumental in a student-led community video project and in delivering professional development on learning disabilities. She is a member of the Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers executive board, and a founder of the NYC College Transition Network (in partnership with World Education) and the NYC GED Testing Network.
Mariann recently moved from Brooklyn, NY to Sacramento to take the helm of CALPRO. She is looking forward to diving in to CALPRO’s professional development activities, meeting and working with members of the adult literacy field in California, and making a permanent home in Sacramento.