About Us


The Literacy Council of Cashiers, NC

Promoting & Supporting Literacy and Emergent Literacy

Our Vision

Our vision is to promote and support emergent literacy and literacy in the local population, birth through adulthood. Age appropriate and developmentally appropriate books and materials will be provided to young children, birth to five years old, to promote emergent literacy. The Literacy Council of Cashiers, Inc. in conjunction with both parents and teachers will provide literacy support services to school age children. As well, the Literacy Council of Cashiers, Inc. will provide services to increase oral communication, such as English as a second language (ESL) persons. The role of the Literacy Council of Cashiers, Inc. is to identify literacy needs in the community, to raise needed funding to support such identified needs, and to coordinate the planned activities which promote emergent literacy and literacy.

Our Mission

The mission of the Literacy Council of Cashiers Inc. focuses its efforts to support and promote emergent literacy and literacy throughout the population of the community of Cashiers, NC, from birth through adulthood.

Emergent literacy is promoted by providing age appropriate books to emerging readers. Tutoring services are provided to school age children needing tutoring in reading and math skills. As well, tutoring services are provided to non-reading adults, 18 and over.

All services are provided free of charge to participants, regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, or primary language

Our Team

The Literacy Council of Cashiers is operated and staffed solely by a group of dedicated individuals to donate their time towards achieving the mission and vision of the Council.
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Sandy Bayley


Friends of the Library, Fontana Regional Library Board, Jackson County Library Board, Literacy Council of Cashiers
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Betty Morris


Director of Music and Children’s Ministries of Cashiers United Methodist Church, Past President Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, Board Member and Past Director of Hampton Preschool, Big Brothers...
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Debbie Bennett


Cashiers Historical Society, Cashiers Humane Society
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Serenity Richards


Fontana Regional Library, Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, Chairperson of the Southeastern Browncoats, Inc
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Lisa Dews


Cashiers Home Schoolers Association
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Nancy West


Bald Rock Water Association, Retired Reading Specialist and Special Education Teacher
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Brooke MacKinnon


Cashiers Historical Society