Doris Ford, who served as our Literacy Council Director from 1990-1993, was 96 years young when she passed away March 4, 2015. Born in Annapolis and a lifelong Marylander, Doris was also a distinguished educator, writer, editor, and lifelong learner.
While serving as Director, the Literacy Council more than doubled the number of adult students tested and assigned to individual tutors, established outreach programs for inmates of the Anne Arundel County Detention Center, and supported ongoing students at Second Genesis in Crownsville.
Doris wrote in 1993, “My exposure to adult non-readers has been most rewarding, and I find great satisfaction in facilitating the aspirations of adult learners. Currently, I am tutoring a young woman who has progressed from a second grade reading level to a fifth grade level. She is now able to help her fourth grade daughter with her homework, and has written poetry of publishable quality. Her goal is to attend college with a view toward becoming a published writer.”
The family requests any memorial donations be made to Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (AACLC), PO Box 1303, Edgewater, MD 21037.