Volunteer Spotlight

Arlene Alleman

Volunteer since Summer of 2017

“I appreciate the opportunity to help children gain proficiency in reading and comprehension. I believe that few things are more important for success in life than literacy. As an avid reader and an author, it gives me great pleasure to play even a small part in developing a child’s interest in reading."

Arleen is a phenomenal tutor; she incorporates a lot of her skills as an author in all of her tutoring sessions. She is really serious about her role as a tutor and sees the value of children learning to read well and write with real purpose. Arleen knows the partnership between reading and writing is essential to be a successful literate individual. You cannot have one without the other.

 

Arleen’s one fun fact—“Even though I worked for the government and have a science education, I also studied acting and singing, and have written a few songs.”

 

Arleen’s favorite author – “I have so many favorite authors and books, it is difficult to pick one. I would say that  Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series stands out as a particular favorite, with its wonderful blend of history, fiction, and romance.”

 

Arleen writes mystery and suspense books, but she recently published a children’s book entitled, “ Sometimes Naughty-Always Loved: Mary and Her Big Cat Brain”.

Please read our past volunteer spotlights. 

Paige Talerico

Paige Talerico

Volunteer since January 2017

Andrew Apodaca

Andrew Apodaca 

Volunteer since September 1997

Debbie Mulay

Debbie Mulay

Volunteer since October 2012

Lisa Sloan

Lisa Sloan

Volunteer since June 2010

Mike McAdams

Mike McAdams

Volunteer since November 1992