Meet the Program Coordinator,                DENISE PENDLETON

NOTE:  Denise has retired, effective June 1.  Look for updated information here by August 1.  Meanwhile, you can send emails to or for immediate information contact Belfast Adult Education director, Darrell Gilman at

I am pleased to introduce myself to you as the Coordinator of Literacy Volunteers of Waldo County. I have always loved reading and writing.  Many books have opened my eyes, my heart, and my mind to new possibilities, and for that I am grateful.  For most of my life, I have worked in libraries and education to share the deep pleasures of literacy. This includes over fifteen years at the Maine Humanities Council where I provided training and resources on tips for reading aloud. I have recently returned to school, studying literacy education at the University of Maine. I look forward to offering the best program services I can to support the dedicated efforts of literacy volunteers and their learning partners.