Blog : Profiles of Students, Alumni, and Tutors


 In Remembrance: Sister Mary Schrader

On Friday, November 10, we said goodbye to one of our first tutors and a vital part of Seeds of Literacy’s early days. Sister Mary Schrader tutored from 1997 to 2003, prior to Seeds becoming an independent organization. A member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Sister Mary also served
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ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY: Student Ambassadors Showcase Seeds

“A teacher a long time ago destroyed my dreams – she took away the importance of education,” said Student Ambassador Melissa Hill Nance. “But everything she stole from me, Seeds has given back, and more.” Seeds is so much more than tutoring. That’s the message that Melissa and fellow Seeds
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Student Profile: Ambassador Sheila is Blessed

Sheila Barnes is easy to spot in the Seeds West classroom. She’s the one in the bedazzled Blessed ball cap. If she hasn’t already welcomed you as a newcomer into the room, it’s only because she’s working with her tutor. Give her a minute or two to look up and
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Alumni Check-In: Joe Fine Does It All

City worker. Private Eye. CCW trainer. Martial Arts Instructor. First responder. Published author. Business owner. Public speaker. Bounty hunter. Husband. Father. Joe Fine, GED grad class of 2022, is many things – but idle is not one of them. IN THE BEGINNING Dyslexic, Joe struggled in high school and felt
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Tutor Spotlight: Author & Tutor Tricia Springstubb

As a writer of children’s and young adult literature, Tricia Springstubb carries a pen and notebook with her always, ready if inspiration strikes. It’s served her well – she’s published nearly 20 books, and her most recent sold more than 100,000 copies! As an author, she’s a frequent speaker at
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Tutor Spotlight: Lynne & John Brenner: The In-Laws

Word of Mouth is the #1 recruitment source for students and quite often, for tutors too. Lynne recruited her brother-in-law to work in the Virtual Classroom. LYNNE MEILLEUR-BRENNER joined Seeds in 2018, not knowing what to expect, but ready to make a difference. She signed up for tutor training after
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