It is with sadness and gratitude that we bid farewell to long time employee, Linda Feldmann, who worked at LVORC for 20 years. She has been instrumental in creating and managing programs with a focus on English Language Learners.

When asked about her most important accomplishment, Linda said, “building programs from the ground up and maintaining long-term relationships with the volunteers who run them has given me invaluable experience and insight into how to create successful programs.”

L-R: LVORC staff Emma Schreiner, Linda Feldmann, Jane Mitchell, Marie Heller,
& Nancy Benz gather for a special farewell to Linda.

Among those programs were “Family to Family,” a program for adult learners with small children; “EL Civics,” that taught learners about all aspects of life in the U.S.; and “S.E.W.S.” a hands on English language and skill based program for refugee women in Albany. Working with the learners to help them meet their goals was always a special highlight for Linda.

Linda’s commitment to empowering both tutors and learners has left an indelible mark on Literacy Volunteers. During her tenure she played a pivotal role in shaping the lives of countless individuals through the gift of literacy.

We wish Linda the best of luck in her career endeavors!