MEET THE CALC TEAM
CALC is comprised of dedicated individuals working in various capacities to improve literacy in the greater Lansing area.
Di Clark, Director
Barbara Schmidt, Assistant Director
and GED and FSP Coordinator
Carol Baker, Instructor, ESL Training Tutor
Emily Elliott, PhD, Adult Tutor Training
Claire Greenwald, Administrative Assistant
Sharon Monod, Adult Student/Tutor Coordinator
Sue Hulteen, Diagnostician/Data Manager
READ to SUCCEED Coordinators and Locations
Rise Alexander - Cavanaugh, Forest View
Dottie Best - MSU READ to SUCCEED Office
Vici Bryde - Kendon
Sheila Dunnigan - Willow, Capital Area District Library (CADL)
Mike Graving - Cumberland
Sharon Mathews - Gier Park
Carol Walker - Riddle
Jeff Wood - Pinecrest at Red Cedar, Reo
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeff Wood, Chairperson
Scott Duimstra, Vice Chairperson
Barbara Zynda, Secretary
Anne Blankenhorn, Treasurer
Suzanne M. Olivier
MSU STUDENT LITERACY CORPS
In cooperation with the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, the Student Literacy Corps contributes to a variety of literacy-based programs. A few of these include: READ TO SUCCEED, Family School Partnership, GED prep, English as a Second Language, and Adult Basic Literacy.
MSU Student Literacy Corps (SLC) is seeking members to help eliminate illiteracy in our community. We will provide training; all majors are welcome and MSU credit is available. CALC maintains an office in Erickson Hall on the MSU Campus. MSU students may choose to volunteer or tutor for credit. Tutors are recruited at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters.
Fall 2019 READ to SUCCEED tutor training will take place at Erickson Hall during the week of September 9th, and continue through September. Site visits occur September 18, 19, and 20. Tutoring begins the week of September 23. Tutoring for Fall semester ends the week of December 2, with a celebration at our final session.
CALC EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR
lois A. BADER, PHd
Born in a rural mining and steel mill area of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Dr. Bader dedicated herself to combating poverty by providing the gift of literacy and language to people in need. Dr. Bader, an author and a Michigan State University professor emeritus of literacy, has been the unpaid executive director of the Capitol Area Literacy Coalition since 1987. Throughout her professional career Dr. Bader has created programs in adult and child literacy as well as English as a second language in the greater Lansing area and around the world. Dr. Bader's awards include CASE Professor of the Year, ALER Research and Scholarship Award, and Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
Dr. Bader is the author of several books and articles, including Read to Succeed and the Bader Reading and Language Inventory, which has become a standard in the field of literacy and is going into its 7th edition. The Bader Reading and Language Inventory was designed to help teachers, adult students, reading specialists, clinicians, and volunteer tutors diagnose specific literacy needs, measure a reader's growth, and the effectiveness of different reading approaches.
Just a few of the literacy programs Dr. Bader created include: Basic Literacy and Communication for the U.S. Marine Corps in Asia, Vocational and Workplace Literacy for the U.S. Army in Europe, and grass roots literacy programs in Liberia and the Philippines. She has been an instructor, consultant, and speaker on English as a second language, curriculum development, and literacy and learning disabilities across the United States and internationally in Japan, Honduras, Germany, Taiwan, Australia, Thailand, Korea, Liberia, Switzerland, Okinawa, Egypt, Malaysia, Philippine Islands, Hong Kong, and Singapore.