Category Archives: Tutors
Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Osterberg

Linda Osterberg has owned Mount-N-Frame in Vail for over 30 years. She started as a part-time picture framer, and ended up buying the business. She has practiced yoga for many years, and teaches yoga on a part-time basis. In her spare time, Linda hikes, skis, and bikes. In November, she also became a volunteer with […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Blickenstaff

Volunteer Laurie Blickenstaff (left), pictured here with fellow Literacy Project volunteer Jackie Stockwell and BCMS Guidance Counselor Nita Kirwan, is a new addition to The Literacy Project volunteer team, but she is not new to The Literacy Project. “After working in the title insurance industry for several years, I decided to put my teaching license […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Zavis

Karen Zavis has been a volunteer tutor with The Literacy Project’s Study Friends program for six years. The Study Friends program is designed to help middle school students improve their reading, writing, math, and homework skills by pairing them with a trained adult volunteer tutor, though Karen is the first to tell you that Study […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Melanie Dennis

The Literacy Project of Eagle County has named Melanie Dennis to the nonprofit’s board of directors. “With her unique background in education and real estate, Melanie has much to offer in her new leadership position on The Literacy Project’s board,” said Colleen Gray, Executive Director of The Literacy Project. “Her career keeps her embedded deeply […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Randy Schroeder

In his 14 years of volunteering with The Literacy Project, Randy Schroeder has helped 19 middle-school students with their reading, homework, and English as a Second Language skills. Randy lives in Gypsum, and his day job is with San Isabel Telecom. In giving back to the community in such a profound and lasting way, Randy […]

Make a Difference in 2017!

Make a New Year’s resolution to make a difference in 2017! The Literacy Project of Eagle County needs adult volunteer tutors to work with adults through our one-to-one tutoring program, and teens through our Study Friends program. Our students are seeking help with their reading, writing, math, or English language skills.

Volunteer Spotlight: Pam Brandmeyer

The Literacy Project of Eagle County, the community-based tutoring program matching volunteer tutors with community members of all ages, is honoring its Tutor of the Month for November, Pam Brandmeyer.

New! Saturday ESL class at Avon Public Library

  The demand for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and one-on-one adult tutoring programs provided by The Literacy Project is at an all-time high.  In November, The Literacy Project will add a Saturday morning class for ESL learners at the Avon Public Library. The Saturday class will be offered in addition to our four ESL classes already in […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Gallegos

Carol Gallegos taught in the Eagle County School District for 31 years. When she retired in 2008, she missed the students and the interaction with young learners that she enjoyed so much. One summer, while she was still teaching at Edwards Elementary, Carol worked as a teacher with The Literacy Project’s English as a Second […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Erik Forbes

Erik Forbes is a junior at Eagle Valley High School. He looks forward to a future in music and the arts, and loves to play the piano. He is a “Big Buddy” volunteer with The Literacy Project of Eagle County’s Reading Buddies program, where he not only enjoys reading with his Little Buddies—he challenges them […]