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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
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Maria
Student
Maria, originally from Mexico, is a busy mother of two young school-aged sons attending a multicultural school in Danbury. An
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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
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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
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LVG 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
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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
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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
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Michael, LVG tutor
Michael
Volunteer Tutor
Michael, a Brookfield resident, started tutoring with LVG in 2017. Retired from IBM, Michael has been an outstanding tutor/leader supporting
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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
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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
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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.
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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,
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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,
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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