Our Staff & Board

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

Our staff here at AFL is nothing if not passionate about family literacy.  It’s a requirement of the job.  If you lack a genuine interest in the student’s success, they will recognize it immediately.

OUR TOP NOTCH STAFF

Ms. Nancy Etheredge- Math Instructor:  Ms. Etheredge is a 30+ year teaching veteran of math and inspires our students to learn what most walk in the door thinking is impossible.   Two days a week she challenges these adult minds to stretch & bend until the look of  “I’ve got it!” streams across their faces.

Mrs. Adisha Chapman- Language, Social Studies, & Science Instructor:   Mrs. Chapman works on everything from basic language skills, social studies, government, and science principles to advanced writing and reasoning skills.  A day in her class leaves one either exhausted or exhilarated and both are acceptable outcomes.  She seeks to encourage interest as well as provoke thought.

Ms. Sheri Mitchell- Math, Social Studies & Science Instructor: Ms. Mitchell is also a 30+ teaching veteran who has gotten more quick witted with each year.  Her teaching style balances a no-nonsense approach that is truly genuine and caring. The adult students respond to her very well.  If all else fails, she tugs at their funny bone and has great success keeping engagement that way.

Mrs. Stacie Chamberlin-Career/Data Entry Specialist:  Mrs. Chamberlin works with our adult students, helping them assess, plan and prepare for the next career step.  Using OKCareer Guide, she guides them through a process that ends with a career in mind, a resume and interviewing skills.  Since collecting data is an important part of our sustainability, Stacie also collects intakes and hours and inputs them, keeping track of progress within the program.

Mrs. Leslie Kutz- Executive Director/Student Advocate:  Mrs. Kutz directs all aspects of the program from administration to head chauffeur on test day.   Passionate about giving a hand up, she spends one-on-one time with our adults to map out a strategy for achieving their goals as well as a plan for what comes after the GED.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President- Riley Seals, Director of Distribution at Dollar General Corp

Vice President- Ginny Little, Executive Director of The Reading Room

Secretary/Treasurer- Jenni Moen, Senior Associate Attorney at Baker Botts L.L.P. & Published Author

Joy McDaniel, President of Murray State College

Marcus High, Community Health & Access Coordinator for Mercy Health Ardmore

Andrea Anderson, Director of Marketing & Industry Relations at Ardmore Development Authority

Brook Gaskamp, Education Services Associate at Noble Research Institute

Leslie Groven- Office Manager at The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma