Danville and Boyle County schools have turned to a familiar face to take over as director of their joint Community Education program.
Steve Rinehart starts in the position on Tuesday, moving over from R.R. Donnelly, where he had been a trainer, administrator and instructional designer for 25 years. Since the Community Education program was founded eight years ago, Rinehart has worked closely to help develop and expand the programs offered, especially in the area of employee training.
"After 25 years with R.R. Donnelly in human resources, training and employee development, moving into the community education program seems very natural," said Rinehart, who also chairs the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. "A common thread running through so much of what I have done in the private sector has been education, teaching and developing others."
Rinehart replaces Kathy Belcher, who retired last month after starting up the multi-faceted Community Education program in 1997. The office, located on the Kentucky School for the Deaf campus, runs a host of programs, from employee training classes to after-school programs for students to enrichment classes such as photography and ballroom dancing.