PBS Reno Hires Director of Education and Education Associate
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PBS Reno Hires Director of Education, Education Associate
RENO, NV (NOV 8, 2019) – PBS Reno is expanding its Education Department through the promotion of two key employees, paving the way for continued stellar educational service and outreach to local children during the 2019-2020 school year and beyond.
Joy Foremaster has been promoted to Director of Education. Foremaster started at PBS Reno in 2014 as a facilitator, visiting hundreds of children in local classrooms through a variety of learning-based programs, including the station’s growing Ready To Learn Workshop program.
“I feel so honored to be the new Director of Education for PBS Reno,” said Foremaster. “Working for such a wonderful organization is a privilege. I am excited to work with this amazing team to expand our services and see this invaluable program become available to more and more students throughout northern Nevada and northeastern California.”
“Joy has knowledge and passion for public TV and knowledge of our Education programs, especially Family Engagement and Writers Contest,” said Nancy Maldonado, PBS Reno Vice President of Education. “The other key strength that Joy brings to the position is her experience with grants and budgets.”
PBS Reno also hired Holly Hutchinson full-time as Education Associate. Holly recently concluded an internship with PBS Reno and graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in English with a specialization in writing. Her background in video rounds out her strengths in the department.
“I’m incredibly excited to start my full-time position at PBS Reno,” said Hutchinson. “My time here has already expanded my interest and knowledge of public media while encouraging my knowledge of education in the local community through such an amazing platform.”
“As an outstanding Wolf Pack intern, Holly has become invaluable to our department and we are proud to welcome her as a full time employee,” Maldonado said. “Her knowledge of PBS Reno, public media and knowledge of our Education programs, especially Writers Contest, is a real asset.”
About PBS Reno
PBS Reno is seen by more than 115,000 people weekly in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California with additional viewership on multicast channels Reno Create and PBS KIDS Reno. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable and satellite services. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-winning, locally-produced content. PBSReno.org provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at watch.PBSReno.org that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Ready To Learn Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.