Thank you for supporting Project Light in the 2020 Giving Challenge as we carry out vital work around English language learning, computer literacy, resource acquisition, and citizenship preparation. You helped our adult English learners lead more sustainable lives. Thank you for helping us build a safe and culturally supportive community!
Project Light has welcomed four new board members to enhance the organizations' outreach and impact in our community!
Kamala Prahl is a retired Human Resources professional with 15 years of experience. She received her Masters of Art in Human Resource Development from Webster University. Kamala taught English and Russian as a second language to adults overseas for 19 years before moving to the United States from former Soviet Union. She loves teaching languages and especially English as a Second Language at Project Light. Kamala's hobbies include travel, reading, music, theatre, and cooking.
Norma Kramer was born in New York where she received her Bachelor of Arts in history and her Master of Arts in political science from Stony Brook University. She taught middle school history, remedial math and English for five years on Long Island. In 1992, she relocated to Florida and taught history and English at Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota where she became history depart chair. In 1999 she moved to Texas where she attended the University of Dallas, receiving her principal's certificate. She was principal at St. John Nepomucene in Ennes, TX (grades K-12). She was also a principal in Oklahoma City at Christ the King School and in Fort Lauderdale at Saint Anthony Catholic School. She currently works part-time as an online instructor. (Retirement didn't agree with her.) She is now a widow with three children and seven grandchildren.
Pam Steen, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, moved to Florida in 1982. She taught for 13 years in the Charlotte County Public Schools as a HS Spanish and ESOL teacher before she became an ESOL Curriculum Specialist there. In 2001, Pam became an ESOL Specialist in the Manatee County School District teaching ESOL Endorsement courses face-to-face and online as well as heading the ESOL Parent Leadership Council. She worked with teachers and administrators in her position and spent time in all the schools of Manatee School District during her 17 years of work there. She looks forward to working with the Board of Directors of Project Light. As a Spanish-speaker, Pam hopes to reach out to our community and recruit Spanish speakers who want to learn computer skills, English and prepare for the Citizenship Test.