Hello my name is Misty Dawn Warren, I enjoy helping people. The reason I'm with Laclede Literacy and AmeriCorps is that I love seeing people rise in life to their fullest. I enjoy spending time with my family and going places. Thanks to Laclede Literacy I have moved up in my life!
Dr Carol Barsby is the Executive Director of the Literacy Council and says this is the best retirement job she could ever have. As a retired teacher, she believes in education and the ability of everyone to learn. She has taught reading at every grade level Kindergarten through 12 grade. After retirement she began training teachers in the art of teaching reading and writing. As a national presenter she trained teachers in more than 20 different states and loved the travel. When travelling became less pleasant after 9/11, she looked for ways to stay closer to home. She trained teachers in many districts in Missouri including Lebanon, Waynesville, and Camdenton. One day she saw the advertisement for the Literacy Council and since then she has been at the council sharing the pleasure of learning with all. Carol loves teaching and training tutors, but best of all is the graduation nights we have twice a year, when adults earn the high school equivalency certificate.
My name is Careen Barsby, I own a farm in Crocker raising goats. I have a Masters Degree in Special Education and a undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. I recently started at LLC and I enjoy every moment of it. My favorite part of being a AmeriCorps member is being able to help others who want to better themselves.