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Literacy Lubbock advances literacy issues endeavoring to reach both the literate, who have difficulty believing in or supporting a problem so well hidden or disguised as to appear inconsequential or nonexistent, and the illiterate, who have difficulty simply believing in themselves, or seeking help fearful of exposure and the risk of further embarrassment and additional failure.  We strive for dissolution of shame and the resolution of  literacy issues toward an attainment of goals and the opportunity to fulfill life dreams through literacy. Literacy Lubbock uniquely provides a service that lasts a lifetime, because once you’ve learned to read, Reading Is Forever.


Literacy Lubbock provided substantial literacy training and support to 522 adult learners in 2014.  17 of these adult  learners passed the entire GED test to obtain this vital credential.  The GED Program had an average of 217 active students. The Barton Dyslexia program provided dyslexia training in reading to 27 adult learners. The Adult Literacy Laubach Beginning Reading Program had 26 adult learners.  The English as a Second Language Program provided language training to 266 adult learners from 37 countries.The majority of Literacy Lubbock’s adult learners live near or below the Federal Poverty Level.



Literacy Lubbock Staff

Lynda Dutton, Executive Director

E-mail: literacylubbocked@yahoo.com

Phone: 806 775 3633



Lynda Dutton, Executive Director, has a Master's in Education and a B.S. in Education from Texas Tech University, with an additional twenty-four graduate hours in Counseling Education. Lynda is a member of the TCALL (Texas Center for Advancement of Literacy & Learning) Advisory Board and serves on their Volunteer Training Initiative Committee. Lynda served as a Board Member of the Board of Directors of Literacy Texas from 2008-2012, and served as the Secretary of their Executive Committee.  Lynda also serves on the Board of Directors of Workforce Solution of the South Plains and as a member of their Education Committee.  Lynda is a member of the Lubbock Area United Way Association, and will serve as President of this organization for the years 2014-2015.  During this tenure, Lynda will serve on the United Way Board as a representative of the United Way Association. Lynda implements the strategic goals and objectives of the organization, effectively manages human resources, oversees team planning consultations regarding fundraising and implementation including submission of all foundation grants and proposals, and reviews fundraising records and documentation. Lynda works with the Literacy Lubbock Board Chair and Operations and Development Manager in planning a yearly budget for Board approval.  Lynda confers with the Director of Volunteer Programs in planning the design, curriculum, promotion, delivery, and quality of the organization's programs. Lynda performs other duties as needed. Lynda has been employed with Literacy Lubbock since May 2007.



Nyla Wesner, Director of Volunteer Programs

Email: literacylubbockdvp@yahoo.com

Phone: 806-775-3634


Nyla has a B.R.E. from North Texas Baptist College and a Certificate of Completion in Spanish from the Intensive Missionary Training Program at Mt. Hebron Bible Baptist Institute in Monterrey, Mexico. She has more than 20 years of classroom experience as a teacher in both the United States and as a missionary in Mexico. Nyla acts as the liaison for Literacy Lubbock as a member of the Education Matters Program of the Volunteer Center, established by the Lubbock Area United Way.  She is responsible for recruiting volunteers to work in all literacy programs, and to assign students to the appropriate tutors. Nyla has been employed with Literacy Lubbock since August 2010.

Julie Laughlin, Director of Operations and Development

Email: literacylubbock@yahoo.com

Phone: 806-775-3636


Julie Laughlin, Director of Operations and Development, has a Bachelors Degree in Human Sciences from Texas Tech University. Before coming to Literacy Lubbock, Julie was employed at South Plains College as the Project Coordinator of the Tech Prep Program. Juile maintains all bookkeeping records. Julie is acting communication liaison between other staff members and the Board. Acting as a fundraising coordinator,  Julie works closely with the Executive Director and Director of Volunteer Programs in team planning, facilitating and record keeping for fundraising programs.

Literacy Lubbock

Literacy Lubbock

Mahon Library 2nd Floor

1306 9th St

Lubbock, TX 79401

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am-Noon




A United Way Partner Agency



The Next Literacy Lubbock project! For information on how to participate, please contact us at 806-775-3636.

Want to Become a Student or Volunteer?

Call us at 806-775-3634 or email

Nyla Wesner

Director of Volunteer Programs literacylubbockdvp@yahoo.com

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