Meet Our Community Action Team
Warren Steele started the local Community Action Team for The Ferst Readers in March, 2012. Warren is a retired Senior Vice President of Aflac, and currently serves on the board of Ferst Readers and Piedmont Healthcare.
Ann comes to the Community Action Team after recently retiring as Headmaster of St. Luke School after 12 years. Prior to that she spent 29 years in the Muscogee County School District as a science teacher, science consultant and principal. Ann is a member of the Administrative Board of St. Luke Church and the Seekers Sunday School class. She loves spending time at Georgia's Lake Sinclair and traveling with family and friends.
Terry Baker is the West Region Chief for the Muscogee County School District. His initial experience with Muscogee County Ferst Foundation was during a Literacy Night event held at Fox Elementary School. As a former elementary school teacher and principal, he understands the need for early literacy and the impact it has on our youngest students.
Born and raised in South Carolina, Veverlyn joined the Community Action Team with a strong passion for childhood literacy. With her current role in the Muscogee County School District Federal Program for Parent and Family Engagement, her biggest goal is to make all children feel loved and valued. She has a BA and MA in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and Troy State University. Veverlyn came to Ferst Readers strictly because "Ferst is a blessing to many families"
Donna is a retired Muscogee County Educator.
Marion Scott joined the team in November 2017. She retired from Columbus State University, where she taught public speaking, public relations, and writing for media. Before joining the CSU faculty, she worked in marketing and public relations at Columbus Regional Health for 23 years, retiring in 2015 as the department director. She is a freelance writer and strategic communication consultant.
As a retired early childhood educator with 40+ years of teaching in 3 states, Judy has seen firsthand the importance of reading to young children and them having access to age-appropriate books at home. Judy is also becoming a trained reading recovery teacher and currently serves as Director of St. Luke Early Learning Center. Judy believes that Ferst Readers is a great opportunity to support early literacy in our community.
Greta Browder is the Children’s Outreach Coordinator for Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. As a military brat and Army spouse, she has lived and worked in many places, but has called Columbus home for over 10 years now. She has a BS in Elementary Ed and a M.S. in Reading. Greta is dedicated to improving early literacy in Muscogee County by sharing the joy of books and reading starting at birth.
Teresa comes to the Community Action Team as a former educator with Muscogee County School District. Her teaching experience with early childhood students made Teresa realize the importance of having age appropriate books in the home for young children. She currently works with her husband in the family business. Teresa enjoys riding bikes and traveling with family and friends in her free time.
As a Columbus, GA native, Amy attended Columbus High School and later obtained a degree in Interpersonal Communications. She's currently the Director of Marketing & Culture at NAI G2 Commercial Real Estate and has joined the Community Action Team because childhood literacy is extremely important to her and serves as the personal cornerstone for who she is today. In her free time, Amy likes to needlepoint, read, and spend weekends at the lake!
Meet Our Other Team Members
Muscogee County School District
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