Creative Experts Lead the Firm’s New Initiative in Jordan


Creative’s newly awarded Jordan Education Reform Support Program (ERSP) will be led by two development veterans who have distinguished records of accomplishment at the firm.

Peggy Poling, who until recently served as Chief of Party of the Accelerated Learning Program PLUS education project in Liberia, will serve as Chief of Party of the Jordan ERSP. She will be joined by Eileen St. George, as Deputy Chief of Party. St. George led Creative’s Afghanistan Primary Education Program (APEP) and served as Deputy Director of the Basic Education Policy Support (BEPS) activity, until 2006.

In addition to Liberia, Poling has served in Afghanistan and Pakistan where she successfully managed and implemented complex education projects in post-conflict environments.  Under the $15 million Accelerated Learning Program PLUS, she led the program to bring literacy to nearly 20,000 former combatants and youth. An education expert, Poling brings more than 20 years of experience in program and project design, management and implementation, teacher training and accelerated learning. She received a Ph.D in Adult and Vocational Education from Pennsylvania State University.

St. George brings 23 years of experience working in Africa, Asia and the United States. As project director of the $95 million APEP, she led the program’s expansion and reach from three to 17 provinces in Afghanistan. Since 2006, she has worked in Vietnam and Cambodia as an education planning and monitoring and evaluation consultant. She received a D.Phil from Florida State University.

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