The OASIS Institute names a new National Tutoring Manager
October 5, 2011 (St. Louis, MO) – Jeanne Foster has been named National Tutoring Manager for the OASIS Institute. Foster fills the role following the retirement of Jan Clover, who had served in the position for the last 11 years.
In her role, Foster directs and supports the award-winning OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program, currently implemented through partnerships with 105 school districts across the country. The program recruits and trains adults 50-plus to serve as tutors, mentors and friends to children in kindergarten through 5th grade to help build reading and language skills. Since the program began in 1989, OASIS tutors have helped more than 330,000 children learn to read and succeed in school.
Foster brings a wealth of experience to the position. She began as a fourth grade teacher in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, followed by an opportunity to direct a day care center that served low-income families in Decatur, Georgia. After relocating to Carbondale, Illinois she served as executive director for the local American Red Cross chapter then as the first executive director for Carbondale’s Keep America Beautiful program, achieving national recognition for the organization in its second year of operation. She established the fund development department for Carbondale’s hospital and its parent health system where she also oversaw community relations and communications.
Following her move to St. Louis in 2002, Foster returned to education, managing federal research grants in character education. She worked with 64 schools across Missouri, then 57 in Madison County, Illinois, where she participated in the research, development, implementation and training for The CHARACTERplus Way®.
To learn more about the OASIS tutoring program and volunteer opportunities, please contact Jeanne at OASIS, at 314-862-2933, x 236, or email@example.com.
OASIS is a national education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and older through lifelong learning and service. OASIS brings people together to learn, lead and contribute in their communities. St. Louis OASIS is part of a national network that serves a diverse audience through educational centers and community partners in 27 U.S. cities. For more information, please visit www.oasisnet.org.