Schella heads up Literacy Alberni

Literacy Alberni has hired Charmead Schella to serve as an interim executive director for the next year.

Literacy Alberni has hired Charmead Schella to serve as an interim executive director for the next year.

Schella replaces Richard Girling, who has taken a leave of absence to pursue a masters degree.

“Charmead comes to Literacy Alberni with a wealth of experience and knowledge about literacy and ESL issues and the Alberni Valley,” Literacy Alberni president Tom Weegar said in a statement.

“She understands our organization well, and she understands the importance of addressing literacy issues within our community.”

Previously, Schella served as project coordinator to set up Klitsa Tutoring.

Schella has a BA in English from Carleton University in Ottawa, and has been an ESL instructor for more than 10 years in various countries.

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