Executive Leadership Team Profile
Rosanne Javorsky, M.Ed.
Assistant Executive Director for Teaching and Learning
Rosanne Javorsky is a skilled educator with a wealth of experience, having dedicated more than 30 years of her career to developing high-quality programming at the AIU. As the Assistant Executive Director for Teaching and Learning at the AIU, she is actively involved in creating a vibrant and transformative regional education base by leading, directing and facilitating professional development, technical assistance and support for educational systems throughout the region.
As a recognized leader in public education in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ms. Javorsky oversees programs that build capacity in support of improved access and outcomes for all learners. Her work is wide ranging, but her efforts share a common theme of providing high-quality, leading-edge, cost-effective programs and services to improve learning outcomes for all students. With a passion for equity in education, Ms. Javorsky strives to bring resources to all children and classrooms throughout Allegheny County. Her experiences model the key roles of intermediate units as the primary conduit and linking agent between K-12 education and regional, state and national educational endeavors.
During her tenure at the AIU, Ms. Javorsky has spearheaded a variety of collaborative efforts with local, state and national partners, foundations and school districts. The AIU was an early leader in the region's Remake Learning Network, whose mission is to ignite relevant and equitable learning practices in support of young people who are navigating rapid social and technological change. The network has become a national model and Ms. Javorsky has been a passionate advocate. The AIU's Center for Creativity/transformED, which was established under Ms. Javorsky's leadership and vision, is a hub for innovative educational practices and supports educators in integrating cutting edge technology and teaching practices through catalytic funding, partnership development and the facilitation of innovative professional development. Through the generosity of the business and foundation community, the center has distributed more than $4 million to school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania for STEAM-related programs and initiatives. Through the support of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, she established the first K-12 STEAM Lending Library. Ms. Javorsky also actively seeks to establish partnerships with national organizations, such as Code.org and Common Sense Media, to bring valuable resources to the region. As a result of these and other efforts, the AIU has gained national attention, and in 2016 was recognized by the White House for its commitment to computer science education.
Ms. Javorsky is actively involved in a number of curricular and instructional initiatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education with the goal of increasing awareness and supporting implementation in local school districts. She also facilitates role-alike meetings for curriculum directors/assistant superintendents of AIU-member school districts.
Ms. Javorsky holds a bachelor's degree in special education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She earned a master's degree in educational leadership, a Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility and a supervisor of special education certification from the University of Pittsburgh, where she has completed her doctoral coursework. Ms. Javorsky also is a certified reading specialist.