About Us

1986 READ Pinellas has been providing literacy services to adults in Pinellas County. READ Pinellas promotes a world in which everyone can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to our community and the globe. We work in collaboration with individuals and organizations across Pinellas County to develop literacy programs and a habit of reading among all ages to help them achieve the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.

Our Misson

The mission of READ Pinellas, Inc. is to increase adult literacy in Pinellas County by coordinating resources, increasing awareness and involving the community in this effort.

Our Board Officers

The READ Pinellas board is made up of passionate individuals with a breadth of experience that ranges from classroom education to leading nonprofit organizations. We have a strong foundation that combines business principles from the private sector with best practices and ethics from the educational and non-profit sectors.

President – Anne Morgan

President Elect- Paul Costello

Secretary- Lynne Faimalie

Treasurer- Jan Setzekorn

Success Stories

READ Pinellas provides opportunities for teachers to offer innovative programs and meet student needs. This adult ESOL book club is comprised of a multicultural mix of adult ESOL learners who are motivated to improve their English literacy through reading and group discussion. In achieving a higher level of literacy, some of them wish to take the TOEFL and continue to the university, while others desire jobs in their professional areas of expertise. With improved English, all hope to acclimate better to the society at large. Those who are parents wish to better assist their children in school-related assignments and interactions.