What We Do
The Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee (LCMT) works with adults and children who need assistance with basic education skills (reading, writing and math), who are preparing for the High School Equivalency Test, or who need assistance in learning English as a second language.
The primary goal of the LCMT is to reduce the number of Middle Tennessee adults who do not have
the basic reading and math skills that are increasingly required in today's economic environment.
LCMT students work with volunteer tutors of varying backgrounds. Because of the generosity of our volunteer tutors, the LCMT is able to provide our services free of charge.
community offered volunteer education resources (cover)
Our COVER tutors assist teachers in local elementary schools and provide extra attention to hundreds of area kindergarten and first grade students. By focusing on early education, the Literacy Council aims to strengthen the academic foundation of these students and increase
the likelihood of success in school.
HiSET tutors assist students in preparing for and taking the High School Equivalency Test.
Tutoring 1st-12th Graders
LCMT tutors assist 1st-12th grade students in a wide range of academic subjects. Students are given an assessment to identify their weakest academic areas, and the appropriate tutors are selected to focus on students' individual needs.
Teaching adult learners to read
LCMT tutors assist adults who are native speakers of the English language in developing functional reading skills. (For non-native speakers, the LCMT partners with the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville to provide ESL services.)
Tutors and Students in the above programs work together on a one-to-one basis,
typically meeting weekly in a classroom at the LCMT office.
Who we are
Founded in 1983 as the Literacy Council of Sumner County, the LCMT has helped thousands of individuals improve their basic reading and math skills and achieve a High School Equivalency Diploma.
The Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide our services through the efforts of a small staff, a volunteer Board of Directors, and dedicated volunteer tutors and office support 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.
Board of Directors
Jeff Coker, Vice President
Coker, Wolfe, and Associates, Inc
Bryan Jones, Treasurer
CPA Consulting Group PLLC
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Cecily Galanopoulos, President
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Jason Stewart, Secretary
State of Tennessee
Live on Stage
Dollar General Corporation
Yolanda came to the Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee for help in earning her GED. While in high school, Yolanda was a track star with scholarship offers when she found out she was pregnant.
She chose to have her baby, and at age 17 she moved out of her mother’s home to be with her child’s father. Tragically, he was murdered that same year, leaving Yolanda a young teenage mother totally on her own.
After trying unsuccessfully to earn her GED, Yolanda came to the Literacy Council and is now steadily moving toward her long awaited goal. Yolanda feels that the support and instruction she has received through the Literacy Council has assisted her in achieving her High School Equivalency Diploma.
support The lcmt
The Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee is volunteer driven. Without the help of our community,
the LCMT could not continue! We are always in need of volunteers to serve as one-on-one tutors
for our Basic Education and HiSET students, as COVER tutors, and as office support.
Please contact our office if you would like additional information.
As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, the LCMT is completely community funded.
We receive no federal or state tax dollars for support. In addition to periodic fundraisers,
donations are welcomed and gratefully accepted at any time.
108 Nokes Drive
Hendersonville, TN 37075