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Our Staff

Jennifer Beagan - Senior Program Director

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Jennifer has been an educator for 27 years, serving as a K-8 teacher, gifted education instructor and building principal in Michigan. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Adrian College, Master’s Degree from Oakland University in Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership and Letter of Eligibility from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2001, she relocated to Pittsburgh. Jennifer has held leadership positions as the Senior Program Director, Teaching and Learning working with a variety of programs: Waterfront Learning,, transformED, and the K-12 ESL Program Director. Currently she leads the administrative team of Waterfront Learning, involved in the direct instruction of 1000+ students and the professionals whose responsibilities are aimed at providing high-quality, leading-edge cost effective services . She also is part of the team responsible for transformED: a Digital Playground for Teachers. Jenn loves spending time with her family and is a foodie at heart! She loves to entertain, as cooking is her passion. 

Rebecca Gill - Coordinator of Online Learning

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Rebecca has a decade of experience in virtual teaching and learning; as an elementary teacher, an elementary assistant principal, and a building leader of a cyber-charter school’s Pittsburgh campus. In her current role at Waterfront Learning, Rebecca supports school districts, non-public school programs, and charter schools with the planning, implementation, and operation of their virtual learning programs. Rebecca is the lead administrator of the Recover Now! credit recovery and enrichment summer school program. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Westminster College, and Masters of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton. She holds level II certification in Elementary K-6, as well as Principal K-12 certification. In her free time, Rebecca spends a lot of time with family and friends. She is also working on doctoral studies at the Duquesne University.

Sarah Johnston - Coordinator of Instructional Learning & Technology

Sarah Johnston Staff Photo Sarah is involved with the day to day operations of Waterfront Learning, as well as providing professional development to our schools, completing fiscal reviews, and invoicing.  She also coordinates the master schedule within our student information system, and assists with the integration between our courseware systems and our student information system.

Sarah started with Waterfront Learning as an Elementary Teacher, and has also served as an Implementation Specialist for the program.  She earned a Master of Education in Reading from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University.  She holds an Instructional Certification in Elementary Education K-6, Mid-Level English 7-9, and a K-12 Reading Specialist Certification.

Sarah likes to spend her spare time with her husband and daughters.  She also enjoys camping and reading. 

Craig Sinning - Technology Specialist

Craig Sinning Staff Photo As Technology Specialist Craig is involved in all technology related aspects of Waterfront learning.  Craig prepares Waterfront’s computer fleet, pulls reports for school districts, and manages He is also responsible for behind the scenes works including making our courseware systems talk with our student information system. You are most likely to encounter Craig on a tech support call.

Craig joined Waterfront Learning in fall of 2010. He has extensive technology support experience, a master’s degree in Leadership and information Technology from Duquesne University, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. During his free time Craig enjoys spending time with his family, video games, and fly fishing. 

Jennifer Yuhas - Data Implementation Specialist

Jennifer Yuhas Staff Photo Jen serves as the communication hub for Waterfront Learning by being the primary contact for the program. She works with student enrollment, coordination of student hardware, contract management and fiscal operations.  Before becoming a part of the Waterfront Team, Jen was a Junior High Reading and Language Arts Teacher as well as an Elementary Reading Specialist. She earned a Master of Education in Reading from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She holds Level II Instructional Certification in English 7-12, Social Studies 7-12, and as a K-12 Reading Specialist. Jen enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, singing, and trying out new Pinterest recipes.   
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