About Loudoun Literacy
Our Mission

Loudoun Literacy Council has been changing lives through reading and learning to promote personal growth and empowerment in Loudoun County since 1980.  Our vision is to be the leading literacy organization in Loudoun County providing access for all residents to the literacy tools and resources necessary to gain the skills they need to take the most basic and meaningful step toward achieving success and contributing to the community.

We believe that literacy remains essential to achieving community-wide aspirations of developing young learners, strengthening families, enabling parents to participate in the education of their children, and ensuring access to opportunities for economic advancement.

Who do you know who has done the hard work of learning English?
They are Us.

Our Staff

Tanya Bosse, Family Literacy Program Director
Tanya has been with the Family Literacy Program since February of 2008. She holds a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and started off her career as a preschool teacher and then worked in the corporate sector before returning to work in the non-profit world.  She has enjoyed volunteering with several Loudoun County organizations and brings a love of children, education and giving back to the community to her work. Contact Tanya at tbosse@loudounliteracy.org.

Karen Feldman, Adult Literacy Director
Karen joined Loudoun Literacy Council in the summer of 2017. She has always loved language and communication and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Italian. In addition, she holds a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland. Karen has taught 1st and 2nd grades, as well as Reading Recovery, in the Maryland public schools. Most recently, she has been teaching preschool here in Leesburg. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and visiting museums. Contact Karen at kfeldman@loudounliteracy.org

Beth Olivero, Operations Manager

Board of Directors

Lise Rybowski, President
Health Care Consultant

The Severyn Group

Margaret Brown, Vice President
Communications Consultant, Editor/Writer

MLB Communication Strategies & Public Relations

Deborah Dale, Treasurer
Community Literacy Advocate

Monica McDonald, Secretary
Community Literacy Advocate

Chase Banks, Director

Perfect Nest Real Estate Group
Weichert Realtors®

Ara Bagdasarian, Director
CEO and Co-founder




Hi Mrs. Lise,
How are you?  It is me Marlene. I misssssss you. Your class was my gateway. You made us feel equal and safe. And a huge thank you for that.
You know what, I have a job, at Loudoun County Health Department.  As an immigrant it is such a dream come true.



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