TRURO - A resident of The Falls has been named Literacy Nova Scotia's new executive director.
Commencing July 2, Jayne Hunter will take over the position from Anne Marie Downie.
Hunter, 45, who has a masters of adult education with a focus on adult literacy, began her career with Literacy Nova Scotia in 2003 as a learner co-ordinator. She has held several positions within the organization, including most recently being the director of programs with the organization, which is stationed at the Nova Scotia Community College Truro campus.
Saying she is thrilled with her new position, Hunter has a few goals she would like to achieve.
"I want to share more successes and celebrate our adult learners," she said. "Adult learning can make a real difference in people's lives. Adult learning is different than learning in a (primary) to 12 school because it's more meaningful and appreciated by adults who then apply it to their lives."
And she also wants to clear up some misconceptions about literacy.
"There's a big misconception that if you go through school that's it for life. But you must continue literacy skills or lose them, especially in a more technical world," said Hunter, adding that networking, movie nights, learning computer skills and other community-based events offered through the organization are all literacy-relevant.
For more information on Literacy Nova Scotia, which also offers bursaries and scholarships as well as certification for instructors and volunteer tutoring, call Hunter at 897-2444 or log on to Facebook or twitter.