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Student and Volunteer Stories

LVG Students

Joe, a student at LVG
Joseph
Student
Born and raised in North Carolina, Joe dropped out of school to work and help support his single mother and
Maria
Student
Maria, originally from Mexico, is a busy mother of two young school-aged sons attending a multicultural school in Danbury. An
Nawal. LVG student
Nawal
Student
Nawal came to the US from Lebanon with her husband and two sons in 2016 and immediately enrolled at LVG
Norma, LVG Student
Norma
Student
Norma, an LVG student since 2018, and her family have lived in the Brookfield area since 2012. Norma's teaching credentials

Volunteer Tutors

Headshot of Volunteer Tutor Annette
Anette
Volunteer Tutor
Anette, a native of Germany, has been tutoring at LVG since early 2019. Fluent in English, French, and German, Anette
Beverly, volunteer tutor
Beverly
Volunteer Tutor
Beverly is a retired New Milford educator from Danbury. For more than four years, Beverly has tutored small groups of
Jeanne, volunteer tutor
Jeanne
Volunteer Tutor
A resident of Sherman, Jeanne has been an LVG tutor for over 10 years. Now retired, Jeanne has had the

Board Officers

Cindy
Grinberg
President, New Milford, CT
Cindy has been a tutor with LVG since 2011 and became a member of the Board in 2016. She had
Saun
Ellis
Vice President, New Milford, CT
Saun Ellis, a former actress, acting teacher, and director/producer, is now a video producer specializing in socially conscious topics. She
Pat
Rinaldi
Treasurer, Southbury, CT
Pat has over 30 years of financial and operational management experience within various industries, spanning both domestic and international geographies.
Carol
Beck
Secretary, New Milford, CT
Carol Beck was elected to the LVG Board in 2007. She taught elementary school in New Milford for 18 years,

LVG Board

Kathleen
Bertram
Board Member, Bridgewater, CT
Kathleen joined the Board in 2014 and is entering her 11th year as a valued tutor. Kathleen’s background in teaching,
Anthony
DiPentima
Board Member, Kent, CT
Anthony received his B.A. from Hanover College, M.A. from Fairfield University, and J.D. from Quinnipiac University. He taught middle and
Janet
Kamm
Board Member, Kent, CT
A former LVG Board president, Janet Kamm has served as an English as a second language tutor for 20+ years.
Sue
McWhinnie
Board Member, Kent, CT
Sue is an LVG tutor and Board Member, and has taught ESL for the New Milford Adult Ed Program. She
Casey
Pascal
Board Member, Washington, CT
Casey Pascal has been an LVG tutor since 2005 and joined the board in 2007. Having lived in Japan without
Kate
Vick
Board Member, Kent, CT
Kate joined the Board in 2018 shortly after volunteering as a tutor. With 40+ years of professional experience, Kate Vick’s