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Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC)

Educational Training Specialists

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Sarah Goldammer, Educational Training Specialist

(618) 650-2787

Sarah Goldammer is an Educational Training Specialist at the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center - part of the Illinois Community College Board Service Center Network. She has a B.S in Special Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a M.S. in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

She is a certified trainer for the Special Learning Needs Institute and trains individuals throughout the state. She spearheaded the creation of the statewide contextualized curricula for Healthcare, for Manufacturing, for TDL, and for Career Pathways. She served as part of the professional development team for the Accelerating Opportunity Initiative, the development of a Bridge Development Basics Training, and implementation of new Integrated Education and Training models. She has presented at numerous national and state conferences in-person and online. Sarah has been involved in adult education for the past 18 years and has been teaching and training for over 30 years. She is proud to have had students from 3 to 83 years old and every age in between.


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Tara Schwab, Educational Training Specialist

Tara Schwab has 20+ years of experience in education in the areas of instruction, training, curriculum development and implementation, and mentoring. Tara began at the high school level and expanded to adult and higher education for the past 14 years.  Her experience includes all types of adult education classrooms including ICAPS, ESL, ABE and ASE.  In addition to her work in the classroom, she has valuable experience in training and mentoring teachers in curriculum development and delivery, teaching methods and practices.  Tara has written, submitted and implemented curricula through the Illinois Community College Board and various community college settings and  designed and facilitated multiple professional development opportunities for community colleges and adult educators in the Chicago area. She has presented at many local, state, and national conferences. 

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