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Read to Succeed names new literacy coordinator

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Read to Succeed names new literacy coordinator | Read to Succeed, Business Milestones, Nonprofit, Amy Swartz, Murfreesboro, Business

Amy Swartz

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Amy Swartz has been named the new family literacy coordinator for Read to Succeed, according to a press release.

“Reading is one of my favorite past times, and I wanted to share the joy of reading with others,” Swartz said Tuesday about her decision to join Read to Succeed, a nonprofit organization based in Murfreesboro.

As the family literacy coordinator, Swartz arranges family events in Rutherford County and with Murfreesboro City Schools.

“It’s fun to see the kids get excited about the activities and the books that they take home,” she said. “I love that it is a time when the family members participate with each other because there are so many things these days that separate families rather than bringing them together.”

This is not her first involvement with a nonprofit organization, nor is it her first teaching experience. With a background in physical therapy, Swartz has held a variety of positions, including serving as a staff therapist and hospital administrator, as well as working at an elementary school.

Swartz holds master’s degree in business administration.

Prior to joining Read to Succeed full time, Swartz volunteered with the organization tutoring adults who sought help reaching their literacy goals.

-- Marie Kemph, mkemph@murfreesboropost.com

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