The Literacy Council is a non-profit organization, and we provide our services free of charge through the efforts of a small staff, volunteer office assistants, a volunteer Board of Directors, and volunteer tutors.

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Our Staff


Sandy Lovett - Executive Director

Sandy earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Austin Peay State University, with a double major in Biology and Health and Physical Education.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a
Master of Arts degree in Administration and Supervision from Trevecca University. 

Before joining LCMT, Sandy had a career in education in which she held the positions of teacher, Vice-Principal, and Principal.               


Georgette reed - assistant Director

Georgette received a Bachelor of Science in Education from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA. She received her Library Certification from Trevecca University. After being a classroom teacher for nine years, Georgette was an elementary and high school librarian for nineteen years.

One of her favorite quotes is from Kofi Annan: “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”

Our Board of Directors


Cecily Galanopoulos, President

Metro Nashville Public Schools

Jason Stewart, Secretary

State of Tennessee

Mark Ross

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Jane Wheatcraft

Retired Judge


Kristina Zook

Dollar General Corporation

Jeff Coker, Vice President

Coker, Wolfe, and Associates, Inc

Bryan Jones, Treasurer

CPA Consulting Group PLLC

Paul Singleton

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC


Eliot Kerner

Acadia Healthcare