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.