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Meet the Staff: Victoria Cole

My name is Victoria Cole.  I am the evening Start Now Coordinator for the West Nashville office. I graduated from Belmont University in Spring 2014 with a BA in English Literature and a minor in Political Science.  I was hired in Fall 2014 after being NALC’s spring intern and summer volunteer. I was born and … Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Lisa LeMaster

My name is Lisa LeMaster..  I am the evening (Tuesdays and Thursdays) Start Now Coordinator for the Antioch office. I first joined NALC in January 2012 as a volunteer ELL Tutor.  Then, I trained to become a Literacy Tutor.  For several years, I taught two students weekly.  In May 2014, I officially joined the staff … Continue reading

NALC Executive Director Gets Seat On New American Advisory Council

February 2, 2015:   Upon appointment by Mayor Karl Dean, Meg Nugent has taken a seat on the Metro New American Advisory Council (MNAAC).  Nugent joins leaders from Nashville’s immigrant communities, as well as officials in Metro Government, in both building new partnerships and in keeping the lines of communication open between city/county administration and … Continue reading

We’ve always encouraged our learners to tell us what they feel…in their (own) words.

In 1982, Nashville Adult Literacy Council (NALC) officially opened its doors to begin teaching adults throughout Davidson County (Tennessee) how to read.  As relationships were forged between ‘learner and teacher’, our NALC literary tutors discovered that the personal stories the learners had once locked inside but now shared with them, were, in actuality, fascinating benchmarks … Continue reading

Our learners tell us what’s important to them…”In (Their) Words”

In 1982, Nashville Adult Literacy Council (NALC) officially opened its doors to begin teaching adults throughout Davidson County how to read. As relationships were forged between learner and teacher, our literary tutors discovered that the personal stories the students had once locked inside but now shared with them were, in actuality, fascinating benchmarks in individual … Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Yodit Beraki

Yodit Beraki first began working with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council in 2003 as a learner in our English program. She is originally from Eritrea, and moved to the United States in 2001. Yodit joined our staff in 2005, and has since helped the NALC in a variety of ways before taking on her current position as Program Assistant. Today … Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Patty Swartzbaugh

Patty Swartzbaugh started working with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council in 2009 as a volunteer tutor in the One-on-One Program. She worked with an English learner for two years and loved introducing her learner to American customs. During this time, Patty started working part time helping the NALC staff enroll learners in English classes around Nashville. In 2011, … Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Julie Kramer

Julie Kramer started volunteering with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council in 2003. As an English tutor in the One-on-One Program, she felt like she had discovered her true passion in life. She grew to admire the learners she worked with and loved helping them achieve their goals. After several years, she decided to change her focus and volunteered … Continue reading

Tennessee Electronic Library

We are so excited to share the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) with you today! TEL is a virtual library providing access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, podcasts, videos, e-books, and test preparation materials. Learners and tutors alike can benefit from these resources, and they can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. Best of all, … Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Sarah Coode

Sarah Coode began volunteering with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council in 1996. After having volunteered with a Knoxville literacy program during college, she was happy to be tutoring in this capacity once again. Sarah volunteered for five years, until she was hired as Literacy Specialist in 2001. As Literacy Specialist, Sarah is responsible for enrolling each of the … Continue reading

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