Thank you, Cindy!

On June 30th, 2023, Literacy Together’s staff said goodbye to Cindy Threlkeld on her last day as Executive Director (LuAnn joined us from New York!). We’ve been so appreciative of her leadership, her kindness, and her sense of humor. All the best, Cindy! Enjoy your retirement and your time with Gracie!

Read Cindy’s farewell message:

“June 30 will be my last day as the Executive Director of Literacy Together as I retire after almost four years in the role. It has been an honor to serve an organization that lives up to its mission of transforming lives and communities through the power of literacy.  

It takes time, patience, and tenacity to overcome the myriad of obstacles that stand in the way of learning a new language or achieving the goal of earning a GED. The synergy between our volunteer tutors and adult learners is inspirational. For elementary students struggling to keep up with their peers, working with an understanding adult or an energetic youth intern builds the confidence and skills to break through the fog towards a world of possibility. For families with children under five, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides free books to instill a love of reading from infancy to kindergarten. Literacy Together’s commitment to lifelong learning truly comes to fruition through our core programs.

I’ve been blessed to work alongside an amazing team of staff, volunteers, donors, community partners, and board members—people who are passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to literacy. I’ll miss the excitement and the personal satisfaction of working together to make that happen. 

The Transition Committee appointed by the Board worked diligently to select the right person to become the new Executive Director. Watch for that announcement in the next newsletter! I am excited about what they will bring to the organization and look forward to staying in touch.”

With gratitude,

Cindy Threlkeld

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