3 results for tag: staff

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 her Start Now tutoring session tired, unmotivated, and frustrated about challenges in her own life only to leave refreshed and optimistic. Many of our learners are shouldering burdens much heavier than any I have experienced, while also trying to master language skills that most of us take ...

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 the United States. Ann left Nashville and our program for five years while living in another state, but swiftly returned to the NALC when she moved back in 2010. As Program Assistant, her current role is varied but vital; you may see her around the office, coordinating Start Now, or helping with events. Most One-on-One ...

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 program operations, Meg is the NALC's grant writer. She continues to facilitate training new English language volunteer tutors in the One-on-One program. Don't hesitate to say hi if you see her when you visit the West Nashville office or at community meetings and events.