Meet the AEL Team

Cheryl Patterson is the current instructor at the Monroe City Literacy Center, located in City Hall at 220 North Main in Monroe City. Classes are provided three mornings a week and offsite on Tuesday afternoons. A graduate of Quincy University with degrees in Elementary and Special Education, Cheryl began her career working with persons with disabilities in a variety of capacities. She spent 20 years living in Brazil and Mexico, where she tutored children enrolled in home school programs. During this time, she earned her Master's degree in Health Care Administration. Cheryl's current interests include herb gardening, antiques, and raising monarch butterflies. She is active in her church, serving as a trustee and a teacher in the Sunday School and the after school program. 

Ginny Bailey is the Macon AEL Caseworker. You will first meet with Ginny at orientation; from there she will help motivate and guide you to reaching your goals. Ginny graduated from MACC in 2013 with an Associates in Science in Marketing/Management.Her husband Chris and she will be moving back to Macon, in January 2017, after living in Columbia, MO for the last five years. Ginny spends time cooking, reading crime thrillers, and being with family. 

Jinny Moore is Certified by the state of Missouri as an Instructor in the area of Adult Education and Literacy. Her classroom is located in the Linn County Area Career and Technical Center (LCACTC) on the Campus of the Brookfield RIII School District. The classroom will accommodate 13 students, each having individual access to a desktop PC for online work. Each 5-6 week session begins with Orientation being held the first and second weeks of each month on the first Tuesday and Thursday, as well as the second Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Julie Bonuchi serves as an aide for the instructors by maintaining records, contacting students, and scoring exams. Julie researches and writes grants, maintains financial records, and coordinated the daily operations of the Family Literacy Center.  She is very active in her church and has been a 4-H project leader for 5 years.

Kathy Lackey has a BS degree in biology and a Masters degree in Comprehensive Science from Northeast Missouri State University. She taught middle school science for twenty seven years as well as advanced biology and advanced chemistry at the high school level. Kathy has been with the Macon Adult Education program for 11 years in the Shelbina site and offers a extension program at Heartland Men's Rehabilitation Center. 

Lorri Davis has taught math classes at the Macon Literacy Center since September of 2009.  She earned a BA in mathematics from Culver-Stockton College.  She taught most of her 27 years in the Missouri public school system in the Shelby County R-IV district.  Lorri enjoys teaching the mysteries and beauty of mathematics to her students.  She also likes reading, needlework, crafts, and working in her flower gardens.

Lydia McClellan is the director of the Macon AEL program. Previous to being the director, she attended Missouri Western State University and earned a BS in Economics. She then worked as a business teacher for the Macon school district. Lydia has four children, Grace, Adam, Dean, and Rachel and resides in Macon with her husband David. Together they own a local business, Agri-Systems, Inc. She enjoys reading, shopping at thrift stores and flea markets, Cardinals baseball, and being the Den Mother of her sons' Cub Scout group. 

Meggan Henry has her certification in Secondary Language Arts, Adult Education and Literacy, as well as STAR (Student Achievement in Reading) training to help clients develop their reading and language skills. Meggan develops her instruction to have a personal meaning to the students.  She teaches high school equivalency classes four mornings and two afternoons and evenings a week.

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