VHS Learning Announces New Associate VP of School Services and Director of Operations
Boston — July 06, 2022 — To meet the needs of its growing roster of school partners in all 50 states, two U.S. territories, and 63 countries, VHS Learning has expanded its operations team. Alysha Hearn has been promoted to Associate Vice President (AVP) of School Services, and Shannon Osgood has been hired as Director of Operations.
Hearn joined VHS Learning in July 2021 as Director of Operations. In her new role as AVP of School Services, she will lead the School Services team, develop new school partnerships, and build upon relationships with existing school partners. Before joining VHS Learning, Hearn worked with organizations serving the secondary education, higher education, and adult education markets. She holds an M.S. in Global Studies and International Relations, and a B.A. in Art.
“Alysha has a wealth of experience in customer service and support, strategic planning, and account management, and is a wonderful fit for this new position,” President & CEO of VHS Learning Carol DeFuria, said. “Alysha and her team of School Services Managers are poised to provide both new and returning school partners with robust, engaging educational experiences for their students.”
As Director of Operations, Osgood will manage the Operations team and its activities. She will also conduct program outreach and support for a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) grant that will provide Massachusetts high schools with expanded access to online AP® STEM courses. Prior to joining VHS Learning, Osgood was an AP® Psychology teacher at Newburyport High School, where she also served as the VHS Learning site coordinator for 13 years. She holds an M.S. in Education and a B.S. in History.
“Shannon is a long-time advocate for VHS Learning,” added DeFuria. “’Her first-hand experience with the VHS Learning program in her role as her school’s site coordinator, coupled with her enthusiasm for expanding AP opportunities for students and schools everywhere, is a tremendous asset to our team. With both Alysha and Shannon on our team, our nonprofit is well-prepared for the 2022-2023 academic year, our 27th year providing online education to schools.”
VHS Learning partners with all types of schools — urban, rural, public, and private — to expand their catalogs and offer instructor-led courses that would often be unavailable due to scheduling or resource constraints. The nonprofit provides small class sizes, qualified certified teachers, global classroom experiences, and flexible scheduling, with coursework that is accessible anywhere students have internet access.
About VHS Learning
VHS Learning is a nonprofit organization with over 25 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. Offering more than 300 unique online courses for high school credit, including 25 AP® courses, credit recovery, and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), and Cognia. Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information about VHS Learning please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/ and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.
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