Dawn Blake, Executive Director
Dawn Blake is a graduate of Virginia Tech - Go Hokies! She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Human Development, which is a multidisciplinary field that applies psychology, sociology, and human health principles for the enrichment of individuals, families and communities. Dawn volunteered with the Virginia Tech Literacy Corps where she served as an English and math tutor for local elementary school children. She has always had a passion for literacy. Dawn believes in providing educational programs that emphasize and utilize strengths for individual motivation, achievement and success. Dawn enjoys cooking, a good book, and a very strong cup of coffee.
Jan Meade, Office Coordinator
Jan Meade has spent many years as a sales and marketing professional in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA where she studied Business Administration. She is currently a student at King University and will be completing the Business Administration Degree with a certificate in English as a Second Language (ESOL). Jan enjoys being a life-long learner. She is passionate about reading and literacy, and has a sincere desire to help people achieve their goals.
She enjoys outdoor adventures, reading, and the arts. She has been called a news addict, and enjoys keeping up with local, national, and world events.