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

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

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

Meet the Staff: Crystal Gimesh

Crystal Gimesh started as a volunteer in 2009 fulfilling an internship requirement with Belmont University. Prior to volunteering, she had no idea that anything like this program existed. Crystal enjoyed volunteering in the Start Now Program so much that she continued to volunteer after her internship ended. There were innumerable days where she would arrive for … Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Ann Bardone

Ann Bardone first started with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council as a volunteer in the One-on-One Program in 2004. When her learner moved, she came on as a staff member, working in the office and teaching an English class. Tutoring and teaching were very rewarding experiences, and Ann enjoyed helping others better understand life in … Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Meg Nugent

Executive Director Meg Nugent began working with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council as a volunteer in 1990. In addition to tutoring in the One-on-One program, she volunteered to train new tutors. After volunteering in this capacity for ten years, Meg took on the role of Executive Director at the NALC in 2000. Along with overseeing general … Continue reading

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