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Kathy St. John
Kathy St. John

Kathy taught English as a Second Language in Washington D.C., Chicago, and Madison, WI from 1989-1993. Her first work in basic literacy was as the Adult Literacy Assistant Coordinator and then Coordinator at the Blue Gargoyle Youth Services Center in Chicago from 1993-1995. Kathy supervised Read Santa Clara, the literacy program at the Santa Clara Public Library in California, from 1995-2001.

From 2001-2002, Kathy researched grant funding opportunities and wrote grant proposals for Literacy Volunteers of America. She has been a freelance literacy and resource, program, and board development consultant since 2002. Since 2003 she has been ProLiteracy America's Southwest Regional Representative working with state organizations and affiliates in six states. From 2004-2006, Kathy was the Project Manager for the Dollar General/ProLiteracy America Student Expansion Project and managed national research and dissemination projects on reducing student waiting lists and improving community student referral systems. She is ProLiteracy's Regional Institute Coordinator.