CONTACT THE LITERACY COUNCIL

Board Members:

  • Craig Carlson – President, Northwest Bank
  • Nicole Fasano – Vice President, Midland States Bank
  • Tyler Pickering Secretary, Eckburg Insurance Group
  • Brian Hintzsche – Treasurer,  RSM US LLP
  • Fran Baze, Your Favorite HR Advisor, LLC
  • Jessica Cook, QIDP, Goodwill Industries  Northern IL
  • Dr. Lori Fanello
  • Dana Carlson Fustin
  • Don Gillingham, Rockford Lutheran School System
  • Ronald Schoepfer, Rockford Mass Transit District
  • Lynn Stainbrook, Rockford Public Library
  • Sharon D. West, West Side Church of God in Christ

Staff Members:

  • Sheryl Thogerson, Executive Director ext.12
  • Debbie LindleyProgram Director ext.17
  • Bonnie Juarez, Literacy Coordinator ext. 18
  • Sherri Kulawinski, Literacy Coordinator for Belvidere
  • Matt Hargrove, I READ Program Manager ext.14
  • Timothy Reilly, Program Support  ext. 16
  • Joy LeFrancoisAdministrative Assistant ext. 11

The Literacy Council
982 N Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 963-7323 map ]

Learning Center Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Additional Locations:
Rockford Public Libraries, All Branches 

North Suburban Library District
6340
 N. 2nd Street
Loves, Park, IL  61111
(815)
 633-4247 map ]

Ida Public Library
320
 N. State Street
Belvidere,
 IL 61008
(815)
 544-3838 map ]

The Literacy Council Instructors

  •  Sherri Kulawinski – ESL
  •  Peggy Peterson – Family Literacy
  •  Mary Lou Robertson –  ESL, Family Literacy
  •  Jody Ryan – ESL
  •  Jeannie Schlegel – ESL
  •  Bev Velmers – ABE

ESL = English As A Second Language

ABE = Adult Basic Education