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. As the AIU's Assistant Executive Director for Teaching and Learning, Ms. Javorsky is actively involved in creating a vibrant and transformative regional education base by leading, directing and facilitating professional development, technical assistance and support for school districts throughout Allegheny County.
As a recognized leader in public education in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ms. Javorsky oversees programs that build capacity is supportive of all learners. These services include the Center for Creativity/transformED, the Reading Achievement Center, Math and Science Collaborative, Continuing Professional Education, Educational Technology, IDEA Training and Consultation, Curriculum and Instruction, PA Inspired Leadership, Evaluation and Data, Academic Events and Career Exploration, English as a Second Language program, Waterfront Learning and the Non-Public Schools Program. With a passion for equity in education, Ms. Javorsky strives to bring resources to all children and classrooms throughout the county. The work of the division bridges research with classroom practices and builds high-quality programs that can improve outcomes for all students.
During her tenure at the AIU, Ms. Javorsky has spearheaded a variety of collaborative efforts with local, state and national organizations, foundations and school districts. The AIU was an early partner in the region's Remake Learning Network, a group of educators and innovators who are working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the greater Pittsburgh region. The AIU's Center for Creativity/transformED space, which was established under Ms. Javorsky's direction, is a hub for innovative professional development and instructional technology integration. A satellite space, transformED West, has been established as well. Through the generoisty of the Chevron, Grable and Benedum foundations, the center has distributed more than $3 million to shcool districts in southwestern Pennsylvania for STEAM-releated programs and initiatives. Through the support of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, she established the first K-12 STEAM Lending Library. Ms. Javorsky also leverages partnerships with other organizations, such as the Institute of Play, Code.org, Common Sense Media, OnHand Schools and others to bring additional resources to the region. As a result of these and other efforts, the AIU has gained national attention for its efforts, 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 initiatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education with the goal of increasing awareness and supporting implementation in local school districts. These initiatives include PA Core Standards, PSSA/Keystone Exams, PVAAS, School Performance Profile, Comprehensive Planning and Educator Effectiveness. Ms. Javorsky also facilitates role-alike meetings for curriculum directors 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 special education, a Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility and a supervisor of special education certification from the University of Pittsburgh. She also is a certified reading specialist.