Leading learning for all ages: From infants to adults, new McDowell director has mentoring role


The Republic:

Matthew Kent, 9/18/2018

The new leader at the McDowell Education Center hopes to form partnerships with local employers to prepare adult education students with skills that are needed in the workforce.

Megan Shaff, who was promoted to adult and alternative education director for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. effective with the new school year, had spent the previous six years at Columbus Signature Academy — New Tech High School, where she was a counselor.

Shaff said her experience at CSA New Tech allowed her to not only to work with students and help prepare them for their futures, but to meet new people in the community. Now, Shaff hopes to continue the work of her predecessor, Andrea Quick, who retired at the end of June after 11 years as director of the McDowell Education Center, which provides services to diverse age groups — from infants to adults.

“Andrea Quick was a great leader here and I want to continue that legacy,” Shaff said.

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