LCMC’s Executive Director Moving On

March 20th, 2017

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County’s Executive Director, Danielle Verbiest, recently submitted her resignation to the board effective April 21 to pursue new opportunities leading WorkSource Montgomery’s community engagement.

Statement from LCMC’s Board President Jim Hastings
“The Executive Board has accepted Danielle’s resignation with mixed feelings. We are excited for her as she ventures into a new opportunity with WorkSource Montgomery and we are grateful that she will continue to work in the field of adult education and career development in Montgomery County. But we are also saddened to say goodbye to such a great leader and valued colleague. We wish her all the best in her new position.

“For three years, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County and the 1,700 adult learners we serve have been fortunate to have had Danielle Verbiest as our Executive Director. Throughout her tenure, she has applied admirable leadership and management skills to make our 53-year-old organization stronger and more forward-looking. Thanks to Danielle’s vision and focus, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County is in a position to continue as a leader in adult literacy education for many years to come. Among her many achievements is the Literacy Council’s Strategic Plan for 2017-2021. The plan commits the Literacy Council to: “Enable adults to transform their lives and enrich our community through English language literacy.” We are well on our way to achieving the first-year goals of the plan due to the efforts of Danielle and the highly-motivated staff.

“As we search for a new Executive Director, please know that the important work of the Literacy Council will continue in the capable hands of its Director of Programs, staff, and volunteers. The Executive Board is prepared to provide whatever support is necessary to maintain ongoing operations and will conduct a thorough search for a new Executive Director.

“On behalf of the Executive Board, I want to thank Danielle for the enormous contributions she has made to adult literacy in Montgomery County.”

James Hastings
Executive Board President
Literacy Council of Montgomery County
A Note From Danielle
“The decision for my transition did not come easy as I am extremely proud of all that the Literacy Council staff, volunteers, board and students have accomplished over the past years and hold dear to my heart the relationships I’ve built during my time as Executive Director.

“I want to give my deepest gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the organization and of me personally over the years: staff, volunteers, board members, and, of course, our partners and funders. Without you, the organization would not be as strong and vibrant as it is. I am so honored to have been the leader of this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it continues to make strides in creating a vibrant multicultural community where English proficiency is a tool for success.”

Danielle Verbiest
Executive Director
Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD
As always, LCMC thanks you for your continued support of our organization and mission.

Sincerely,
The team at the Literacy Council of Montgomery County