CLASP welcomes Jan Creasey as new director
Jan Creasey was appointed CLASP’s new program director at the board of directors meeting held July 30. Ms. Creasy, who recently retired after 37 years of teaching English Language Arts in the Alta Loma school district, has mentored new teachers, stepped up as a leader in the areas of technology and literacy, and served as department chair from 2006 to 2014.
CLASP is a nonprofit that offers after-school homework help and mentoring as well as enrichment and recreational activities to children in grades K-6 in Claremont Unified School District. From her own teaching experience, Ms. Creasey said she understands and appreciates the work that CLASP does.
“I believe that some students learn better in a one-on-one situation and that sometimes instruction slowed down, given with another explanation or delivered in a different way, helps in understanding,” she explained. “It seems this is what CLASP is all about.”
Tutoring is offered at one of CLASP’s five neighborhood centers, the Blaisdell Park Community Center, the Claremont Presbyterian Church, Claremont Village Apartments Community Room, Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Wheeler Park Recreation Building.
CLASP offices are located at 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. For information on tutoring or volunteer opportunitites, call (909) 450-1079 or visit www.clasp4kids.org.