Adult Basic Literacy Program

Marywood's Adult Literacy program is located in designated areas in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences.  Staff is available to answer any questions about the program through the contact information provided on this page.  Email, landline, and cell phone information of staff members is listed below.  You can reach out to the contacts using the most effective form of communication for yourself.  Due to demand, orientation/intake requirements and the nature of the program's managed classes; students may be placed on a waitlist until space becomes available.  The program offers day and evening options and has a strict attendance policy in order to satisfy program requirements.  If you are interested in making a face to face meeting please reach out to the contacts below and they will make an appointment to discuss the program more fully. 

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) Classes Offered

Marywood University provides classes to the community, as part of a program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Adult Education.  Classes offer a full range of instructional services that help prepare Pennsylvanians looking to develop basic skills necessary to participate fully in the education of their children, find and keep family-sustaining employment, or obtain a secondary school credential.  

Adult Basic Literacy Education Classes including English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (GED/HiSET)    

Daytime and Evening classes are available with additional classes forming.  All classes meet in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS) unless otherwise indicated. 

If you would like to enroll or are interested in more information please contact us at one of the numbers listed below. Students interested in Adult Literacy classes including High School Equivalency can call (570) 348-6237. Students interested in English as a Second Language (ESL) can call (570) 961-4501. 

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Project Director of Adult Basic Literacy Education 

Melinda Arcuri, Project Director
CNHS 122; (570) 961-4558-Office

Adult Basic Literacy and High School Equivalency

Amber Werner, ABE/ASE Coordinator,
 CNHS 122; (570) 348-6237-Office / (570) 892-8292 (Cell)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Danielle Mervau, ESL Coordinator,
  CNHS 313; (570) 290-5402-(Cell)

Adult Basic Literacy Education-Data Quality Specialist

Amy Dastgheer, Data Quality Specialist,
CNHS 321; (570) 961-4756

Student Support Service Coordinator

Olga Ganakina, Student Support Coordinator,
  CNHS 308; (570) 961-4757-Office / (570) 290-9314-(Cell)

Professional Development Specialist

Holly Regan, Professional Development Specialist,