Jean Halle, a longtime financial officer with The Baltimore Sun Co. and Times Mirror Corp., has taken a position as director of Calvert School's department of instructional services.
Halle said yesterday she will begin work at the private school in North Baltimore on Jan. 8. The 42-year-old Reisterstown resident had been on a leave of absence from the interactive division of Times Mirror, The Sun's parent company, in Baltimore since July. Times Mirror was purchased by Tribune Co. last summer.
As chief of instructional services at Calvert, Halle will be in charge of programs marketed to families who choose to school their children at home, and will oversee the national and global marketing of the school's curriculum.
"I'll set and execute strategy to make this program available to more people," said Halle of the home-schooling program, which costs between $500 and $700. "It changes people's lives in a way that opens a world of possibilities."
Calvert School was founded in 1896. Its curriculum, grounded in math and reading, has been adopted with notable success by two public elementary schools in Baltimore.
It offers the largest nonreligious correspondence school curriculum in the world, with more than 15,000 English-speaking pupils in the United States and around the world enrolled in Calvert's kindergarten-through-eighth-grade program.