Discussion on Training & Managing Volunteers during a Pandemic -- Week of Nov. 15

Volunteers are the backbone of many adult basic education programs. Come join Kathy Houghton, Executive Director of Literacy NY, during the week of November 15 to discuss managing and training volunteers particularly during this time of remote learning. 

You are invited to post questions for Kathy as well as any volunteer-related issues you would like to discuss with Kathy and your colleagues across the US.

Kathy's Bio:


Kathy Houghton is the Executive Director of Literacy New York.  In this position, she creates, implements, and monitors systems and procedures to ensure delivery of grant and project deliverables, and supports staff in meeting outcomes.  Prior to becoming LNY's Executive Director, she was the Director of Program Services for LNY.  She has been employed by LNY since 2007.

Ms. Houghton is also a certified trainer, and facilitates workshops and presentations locally, regionally, nationally, and virtually.  Her training certifications include many aspects of adult education including learning disabilities, reading, and writing. Ms. Houghton is a member of the US Dept of Education-supported national LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) training team, with specializations in Learning Disabilities, Reading, and Writing training.  She is also certified nationally to deliver Americans With Disabilities Act workshops as an ADA Training Leadership Network member.  In addition, Kathy is recognized by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) as a content trainer for TEAL (Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy) with a specialty in Writing.