Hi-Ed adds to staff

Tara Mayhew

The Warren Forest Higher Education Council has announced the addition of Tara Mayhew to its staff.

Mayhew will be the “new morning instructor for the GED preparation program provided by Northwest Intermediate Unit #5.”

The free course is offered from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to students preparing to take the GED test.

“Tara relates to students, having been an adult student herself,” Executive Director John Stitzinger said.

Mayhew attended Penn State, majoring in secondary education and biology, and Wilson College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine and technology.

She worked for three years in veterinary medicine before deciding “to change her focus to helping people,” Stitzinger said.

She went back to school and earned a master of business administration and health and human services administration degree, with specialization in non-profit management.

“She worked several different jobs before rediscovering her love for teaching,” Stitzinger said.

Mayhew is a certified secondary biology teacher and is working on certifications in math and chemistry. She was a substitute teacher in Warren County School District, then a long-term substitute at Warren Area High School before moving to Hi-Ed.

“I love to learn, and I truly enjoy helping others become successful,” Mayhew said. “I understand the many difficulties that people face and I am excited to be a part of the GED program where I can be a part of helping people succeed.”

Information about the program can be found by visiting www.hi-ed.org or calling 814-723-3222.