Tharros Place Hires Luke Earley as Education Coordinator

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

Tharros Place, a nonprofit providing residential services for girls ages 12 to 17 who are survivors of human trafficking, announced recently that it has hired Luke Earley to serve as its Education Coordinator. In that role, he will provide a culturally responsive instructional program, regularly assess the learning and behavioral needs of students, and provide an environment conducive to students’ intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.

“We are excited to have Luke join us at Tharros Place,” said Julie Wade, Executive Director of Tharros Place. “His skills and experience will help young people in need return to health and normalcy through education, enrich them intellectually, and position them for success as they transition to the next phase of their lives.”

Upon admission to Tharros Place, girls will be assessed for reading and math achievement and develop a personalized education plan that focuses on their strengths and interests, as well as chart a path forward beyond K-12 education. Girls will attend school online through Georgia Cyber Academy, with supplemental learning by Earley and support from an Education Mentor.

Earley has been a classroom teacher in both China and in Savannah, teaching English and social studies. Most recently, he helped young people learn with Junior Achievement of Georgia, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students learn about financial literacy and gain career readiness skills. 

Earley, who lives in Savannah with his wife and son, earned a master’s degree in human services counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, both from Liberty University. He is a state-certified educator.