We are thrilled to announce that we’ve recently added two new people to the PLS 3rd Learning Family. Dr. Jennifer Stowe joins PLS as the Director of Education Initiatives. And Gretchen Restino will be working as an Account Executive with our SuperEval team. Please help us welcome them to our team!
About Dr. Jennifer Stowe
Dr. Jennifer Stowe joins PLS 3rd Learning as the Director of Education Initiatives. Prior to coming to PLS, Dr. Stowe served as the Director of the Online Graduate Program in Literacy at Canisius College. There, she developed new graduate courses, managed instructors, and ensured that both graduate courses and clinical experiences aligned to state licensure requirements. While at the School of Education and Human Services, Dr. Stowe also led a reader mentorship program at a school in the City of Buffalo School District.
Before moving to Buffalo, NY, she lived in South Carolina where she taught middle school English Language Arts and high school English and AP Language and Composition. As a classroom teacher, she brought groups of students to Belize and Costa Rica and mentored new teachers in teacher induction programs. Dr. Stowe holds a doctorate in Language and Literacy from University of South Carolina, Columbia, a Master of Arts in English from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Arts in English, Secondary Education from Bryan College. Dr. Stowe is a veteran of the United States Air Force Reserve where she earned the Air Force Education and Training Command, Commander’s Award.
About Gretchen Restino
Gretchen Restino joins our team as an Account Executive for SuperEval, which provides online evaluations for K-12 leaders. Her past experience includes a background in education, including spending the past nine years in educational sales. Before that, she was an elementary school teacher in Fairfax County Virginia. She also taught children in Korea how to read and speak English
Gretchen resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania (which happens to be close to our other office) with her husband, three very active boys, Michael (16), Jack (14), and Harrison (12) and their two labrador retrievers, Gracie and Ranger. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on her sons on the football and lacrosse fields.