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Board of Directors: Meet the Team

Margaret Barker

Margaret Barker is Ethos Literacy’s Founder and Board President. Margaret started her career as an attorney. When she was in her 40s, a health condition forced her to close her law practice. She then volunteered as a reading tutor at the local community college. There she discovered her passion: adult literacy. In 2007, she founded Ethos Literacy (then called Reading Works). She is the author of Reading - You Can Do It Too!, a resource to teach phonemic and alphabetic awareness. Margaret has received these awards: City of Albuquerque Mayor’s Certificate of Appreciation for Impactful Service; New Mexico Coalition for Literacy Distinguished Service Award; Marietta College Distinguished Alumna Award. In 2017, she represented Reading Works at the Library of Congress when it was named a Best Practices in Literacy Honoree. In 2019, she was a speaker at the ProLiteracy Conference. 

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