Coordinator of Online Learning, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Statement of Research Interest /Problem of Practice:
Rebecca's research interest is focused on communication and engagement in virtual learning programs.
Rebecca Gill is the Coordinator of Online Learning at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Through her work in the Waterfront Learning program, Rebecca supports school districts, non-public school programs, and charter schools with the planning, implementation, and operation of their virtual learning programs. Rebecca is the lead administrator of Waterfront Learning's Recover Now program, which offers a statewide virtual option to students who are seeking summer school enrichment and credit recovery courses. Rebecca also supports the professional development of teachers and administrators throughout the Allegheny County region through her role as a certified Apple Education trainer and certified Zulama trainer.
Rebecca has a decade of experience in virtual teaching and learning. Her career began as an elementary teacher at a K12 cyber charter school. Through demonstrated leadership, Rebecca was offered an opportunity to transition into the role of Elementary Assistant Principal and building leader of the school's Pittsburgh campus. In the time that Rebecca served as an Assistant Principal, she led grade level teams through the implementation and ongoing participation of Professional Learning Communities. These PLCs were committed to creating enhancements to content and instructional support for all learners. Rebecca was also selected as an exemplar for training by central office staff for her planning and execution the Danielson framework for teacher effectiveness.
Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Westminster College, and Masters of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton. She holds level II certification in Elementary K-6, as well as Principal K-12 certification.
Mentored by: Rosanne Javorsky, M.Ed.
Assistant Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Rosanne Javorsky is the Assistant Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, overseeing the Teaching and Learning Division of the organization. Her division is comprised of several programs: The Reading Achievement Center, Math & Science Collaborative, Evaluation, Grants and Data, IDEA Training and Consultation, Curriculum and Instruction, PA Inspired Leadership, School Improvement, Continuing Professional Education and the Center for Creativity/transformED , as well as, English as a Second Language program, Waterfront Learning (online learning) and the Non-Public Schools program. Her role is to provide vision, strategic leadership, services and support to build the capacity of school personnel to increase student learning.
Much of Rosanne's expertise lies in leading state initiatives and providing technical assistance to schools in implementing state and Federal mandates. In addition to this work, Rosanne has been involved in a variety of projects and initiatives. Rosanne received funding from the Heinz Endowments for the Teachers Leading Change initiative, which supported middle and high school teachers to implement innovative projects targeted to improving educational outcomes for students of color and those situated in poverty. She is an integral partner of the Remake Learning Network and has leveraged funding from the Grable and Benedum Foundations to award over $3,000,000 in STEAM grants to seed innovative learning in regional schools. Rosanne also established the first STEAM Lending Library through the generosity of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and positioned the Allegheny Intermediate Unit as a leader in computer science education through a partnership with Code.org.
Rosanne holds a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University of PA. She earned a Master's Degree in Special Education, a Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility (LOE), and Supervisor of Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also certified as a reading specialist.