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APPENDIX F. BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARIES 130 Jane Meyer Coordinator, Canton City Schools, Adult Basic and Literacy Education, Canton, OH Jane Meyer began her work at Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) in 1990 as a volunteer tutor and served as a family literacy teacher and Even Start facilitator. She is currently the ABLE coordinator for Canton City Schools. Under her direction, the Canton ABLE program has earned several state and national awards. Ms. Meyer was a member of the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) Reading Research Working Group. She participated on NIFL’s design team to develop reading training for family literacy programs based on scientifically-based reading research and Equipped for the Future. Ms. Meyer has served the STAR project in many roles, including as a member of the national STAR planning team, STAR Tool Kit developer, trainer, and technical assistance coach, and administrator of a local STAR pilot program. She is currently a reviewer for the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Resource Collection and a LINCS National Trainer. Ms. Meyer has a master’s degree in curriculum and supervision from Miami University in Ohio. Jane Roy Adjunct Instructor, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Jane Roy is an instructor at South Dakota State University where she teaches a graduate course on applied linguistics for teaching ESL and undergraduate courses on basic writing and advanced composition. Ms. Roy has eighteen years of experience in education working with low-income adults, non-native speakers of English, and first-generation college students. This experience includes program management, curriculum development, teacher training and support, and teaching ESL in the U.S. and overseas. Ms. Roy has developed and facilitated professional development workshops for state and national initiatives and served various organizations including the National Institute for Literacy. She has also contributed to the development of a number of language tests, including the Best Plus oral English proficiency assessment, for the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC. Ms. Roy holds a master’s degree in teaching ESL from Georgetown University.

APPENDIX F. BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARIES 131 Barbara Van Horn Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Barbara Van Horn is co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy. Her work focuses on adult learning and literacy in work and family contexts. In these areas, Ms. Van Horn has experience in designing and evaluating programs, curricula, and instructional materials for adult learners. Through the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, she and her staff have directed numerous state leadership initiatives for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Adult Education in the Bureau of Postsecondary Education. Currently, these projects provide assistance to the Division in developing career pathway programs for adults participating in adult basic education, managing and providing training on the use of the Division’s online data management systems, and promoting teacher quality and standards-based instruction in partnership with Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II partners to achieve positive student outcomes. In 2011, the Institute was awarded direct service grants and has established Title II services in two WIA one-stop centers in an effort to build and integrate career pathway programs with other WIA services in these centers. From 2006–11, she directed the LINCS Workforce Competitiveness Resource Collection. She also works with the National Center for Family Literacy on research, professional development, and policy activities related to family literacy through the Goodling Institute. Early in her career, Ms. Van Horn taught high school English and reading, developmental reading and GED ® preparation at a community college, and Adult Basic Education and GED ® preparation at a community education center. She also developed and managed a library-based literacy program. Ms. Van Horn holds an M.Ed. in reading education.

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