Teresa Brittain, Executive Director
Jennifer Riley, Program Director
Rosemary Stewart, Financial Coordinator
Denise Hoffman, Instructor
Sharon Kocuba, Instructor
Samantha Popejoy, Development Assistant Kristin Yarnell, Program Assistant
Shirley Burchfield, Office Assistant
Beth Miller, President
Jamie Davis, Past President
Nicole Hight, Secretary
Wade Stonebrook, Treasurer
John Temple, Jr.
Since 1991, Friends of Literacy (FOL) has been a resource for adults in our community who are under-educated or illiterate. FOL offers free reading, language arts, and math classes.
Ralph, a Friends of Literacy student reading a book with Friends of Literacy Volunteer, Sydney
Benefits of Literacy include:
- Better job opportunities and higher earnings
- Opportunities for educational advancement and vocational training
- Decrease in intergenerational cycles of poverty
- Improved workforce effectiveness
- More active civic participation
Friends of Literacy is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, governed by a volunteer board of community leaders and supported by individual donations, corporate gifts, and grants.
For more information about literacy and adult basic education issues, visit ProLiteracy, the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, and The Office of Vocational and Adult Education.