The Board

Tiffany Curtin

Tiffany has been the Adult Literacy Specialist for Douglas County Libraries serving all levels of adult English Language learners, adults preparing for their High School Equivalency diplomas, individuals preparing for their Citizenship exams.    She also is an adjunct instructor for San Jose State University’s School of Education in teaching a seminar to graduate students on the topic of Adult Literacy in Libraries. Tiffany is passionate about connecting opportunities for adult learners to engage in their community as they work to achieve and exceed their goals.

Jo Schantz

Jo is the executive director of the Jefferson County Library Foundation. For nearly 30 years, she has worked in the nonprofit realm as a fundraiser, an agency liaison, a media spokesperson, and an organizational leader. Her personal goal is to promote reading and literacy throughout the metro area. She will serve the LCC in marketing, strategic partnerships, relationship building, and expanded community outreach.

Virginia (Ginnie) Spellman

Ginnie has a passion for volunteering. Her dream was to be a teacher specializing in reading. There were some “bumps in the road” along the way and the path took her to Corporate America. Ginnie is a Client Services specialist at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America. 

Dorothea Steinke

Dorothea is an adult numeracy specialist and a frequent presenter at state and national adult education conferences. Soon after she and her husband retired to Colorado in 2002, Dorothea began using her math expertise as a volunteer tutor for one of the member organizations of the Literacy Coalition of Colorado. Dorothea then went on to teach developmental math at Front Range Community College for five years. She has been a board member of the Literacy Coalition of Colorado since 2008. She currently serves as Board Chair.

Tyler Sytsma

Tyler has a background in finance and relationship management. In his professional life, he has seen how literacy-related issued have serious and direct impact on an individual’s employability. He appreciates the ways that the LCC improves quality of and access to adult education in our state. Tyler is currently an office at MidFirst Bank.

Cindy Welsh

Cindy is a semi-retired librarian, most recently serving as the Outreach connection for the High Plains Library District in Weld County. She and husband Mike are long-time Greeley residents. She currently serves as Secretary for the LCC board.

Betsy Winchester

Betsy’s believes the LCC serves as a unifying organization for Colorado adult education providers. She would like to see adult education providers in Colorado, and specifically in the Denver Metro area, be even more connected with each other and with related organizations such as refugee resettlement groups. She brings to the board a depth of knowledge about citizenship preparation, having taught in that area for several years, as well as in ESL. She is currently finishing her Master’s program in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education.

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