Mitchell Lee joined the South Baldwin Literary Council as the Executive Director in September of 2019. He is originally from Atlanta Georgia, and he moved back to Baldwin County in June of 2019. Mitchell attended the now Coastal Alabama Community College in 2012. He transferred to the University of West Florida and received a bachelors degree in Psychology. Mitchell then graduated from Arizona State University with a masters degree is in Social Work with a specialization of Policy, Administration and Community Practice. His background in social services includes homelessness, case management, youth mentoring, research and program evaluation. As Executive Director, Mitchell is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization, the fundraising and grant writing, managing the volunteer coordinators, and the GED and Adult Basic Education programs.
Adult Language Coordinator - Allison Smith
Allison Smith has changed hats within the organization and is now our Adult Language Coordinator. She coordinates and teaches ESL classes. Allison is originally from Philadelphia and has worked for a variety of nonprofits over the years. She has a passion for education and languages and combining them both as an ESL teacher is a dream come true. She holds a degree in biology and a minor in Spanish which has opened doors for many cross-cultural experiences in medicine and education. Allison has lived in Peru, Uruguay and Central America and has traveled extensively. Her latest trip abroad was with a Rotary Vocational Training Team to Combarbala, Chile to assist local teachers in EFL curriculum development. Allison lives in Summerdale with her husband and two daughters.
Adult Education Coordinator - Jennifer Felicelli, PhD
Jennifer Felicelli joined the South Baldwin Literacy Council as the Adult Education Coordinator in April of 2020. She is a native of Chicago, but has lived in Baldwin County since 2009. She has B.A. degrees in Psychology and French, an M.S. in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Psychology. She has worked in many different fields, including Education, and worked with all age groups. She manages the Adult Basic Education and GED programs.
Youth Services Coordinator - Susan Bartholomew
Susan Bartholomew, a resident of Foley, Alabama joins The South Baldwin Literacy Council with over 25 years of experience, working with children from preschool to high school. Susan has always had a passion for education, helping students achieve a higher level of learning. Engaging all students, pushing them to step outside of their comfort zone to become the best they can be. Susan has a passion for teaching children to read and travels in her spare time doing just that! Co-founding a reading program in Nicaragua where her and her family serve on many different levels. She is a member of the University of Alabama Early College Parents Leadership Council, helping students get an early start to a higher education. She spends a great deal of her time with her love of photography, free lance writing, and giving back to her community locally, nationally, as well as, internationally. She enjoys bringing others alongside her, teaching students who need that little bit of extra to get them back on track. Her favorite past time is spending time with her husband, two daughters and their 4 legged friends.