Literacy Council Staff
Colleen Gaskill, Executive Director
Dawn Blake, Director of Programs
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.