New director named for Alexandria Tutoring Consortium

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Lisa Jacobs (Courtesy photo)
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By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com

Lisa Jacobs has been named program director of the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium, an organization that works to help struggling readers, the organization’s board of directors
announced on Tuesday. She replaces Karen White, who served as program director since 2016.

Most recently, Jacobs worked for U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) as a case manager in the district office and on the congressman’s campaign staff when he won the U.S. House seat in 2014.

Prior to her work with Beyer, Jacobs was an instructor at the University of North Carolina’s Department of Political Science and worked for the late U.S. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio).
In addition to her professional career, Jacobs has been an active volunteer leader within the Alexandria City Public Schools, serving as PTA president of George Mason Elementary School and George Washington Middle School, an officer with the PTA Council, an officer with the T.C. Williams Cross Country/Track and Field Boosters Club, a math tutor at George Washington Middle School, and an English Language Learner reading tutor at George Mason Elementary School.

“We look forward to working with Lisa and having her lead our organization,” ATC Chairwoman Yvonne Folkerts said. “Lisa has an impressive record of volunteering within our public schools, and we know she will use her enthusiasm and creativity to help ATC achieve its mission.”

ATC recently marked 20 years of helping ACPS students read at or above grade level by the end of kindergarten and first grade. This year the organization is tutoring 130 students in seven elementary schools.

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