Archive for April, 2012

Volunteers Sabrina, Sean, and Megan help teach an ESL class at Sterling UMC.

Since April 15-21 as National Volunteer Week, we wanted to acknowledge some of our very special volunteers. This week has also marked the official beginning of our Spring ESL Classes, so we would like to say a great big “Thank You” to all of our volunteer class teachers:

Spring 2012 Class Teachers

Kimberly Bien- Assistant at Douglass Community Center
Tanya Bittenbender- Teacher at Guilford Elementary School
Mary Campbell- Teacher at Galilee UMC
Jaberta Corson- Teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary School
Beth Davidson- Teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary School
Megan Dieter- Teacher at Cascades Community Center
Barbara Dobbins- Teacher at Sterling UMC
Julie Hellman- Teacher at Douglass Community Center
Lori Ludke- Teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary School
Daniel Morgan- Teacher at Cascades Community Center
Molly Parsons- Teacher at Rust Library
Janna Starr- Teacher at Douglass Community Center
Jane Waweru- Assistant at Guilford Elementary School

We couldn’t do it without you! And a great big thank you to our tutoring volunteers, our Board of Directors, and our volunteers that help do everything from office help to class registrations! You are the best!

Loudoun Literacy Council


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Volunteer Dawn Reynolds works with ESL Students at Douglass Community Center


The Loudoun Literacy Council is offering an instructor training course Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. If you would like to teach students in basic literacy or English call us at 703-777-2205 or email Janna, Adult Literacy Program Assistant, at jstarr@loudounliteracy.org to sign up.

Teacher Training Details:

 Saturday, May 19th, 2012 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Loudoun Literacy Council Office

17 Royal Street SW, Leesburg,VA 20175

The training session introduces volunteers to the experience of being an English Language Learner or ABE (Adult Basic Education) student. We will cover learning styles and characteristics of adult learners, effective lesson planning, and using resources.

Our trainers have considerable classroom and literacy experience.

Lunch will be provided.

There is a $35 fee to cover the cost of training and materials.

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