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Laurie Dawkins to Retire from Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

By Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

Jun 10, 2020
Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

[West Lawn, PA] – The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks announced today that Laurie Dawkins, Associate Director-Workplace Learning, has decided to retire effective June 30, 2020.

Dawkins has served in her current role since January 2010, and prior to that, served for approximately nine years as the Council’s program developer and ESL instructor, where she oversaw the development of the Council’s current workforce initiatives.

During Dawkins’ tenure as Associate Director-Workplace Learning, she played a critical role in helping the Council develop its well-known workplace literacy programs for Berks County employers. She helped the Council establish many of the partnerships it has today.

Additionally, Dawkins has served as the conference co-chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Adult and Continuing Educations for two years.

“Laurie has contributed twenty years of corporate experience to the Literacy Council, and the relationships she has helped us build have positioned the Council as a premier provider of adult education services in Berks County,” said Ryan A. Breisch, Executive Director of the Council. “I will miss working with her on a daily basis, as well as her insight on the Council’s strategic initiatives,” Breisch added.

About The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

The Literacy Council serves two audiences, adults and business, and offers classes, workshops, one-on-one tutoring and off-site training.  When people come to us, they are committed to making a change – and ready to do the work.   Our programs are proven effective and focus on four positive outcomes:  read and write proficiently; become a productive citizen; prepare for work; and, achieve success on the job.  For more information about the Literacy Council, visit

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