Harry Chan, Family Literacy Program Manager

Harry Chan has his advance degree (Ed.D) in Educational Administration, a Master’s Degree in Computers in Education and a BA in Elementary Education. He has endorsements from CDE for the K-12 Principalship and in K-6 Elementary Education. Harry has been extensively trained in the Foundations of Family Literacy and has attended multiple trainings and conferences with the National Center for Family Literacy over the past twenty years. He has done training for staff on the four-components of family literacy, family services, language development, technology training, assessment administration, program development and the evaluation of programs and staff. Harry can be reached by email at



Andrea Martinez, Family Literacy Program Coordinator

Andrea has over 21 years of experience in the Family Literacy Program at The Learning Source. She earned her Associates degree in General Studies, a level 1 Early Childhood Education teacher certificate, and is bi-lingual (English-Spanish). Andrea received her GED in 1985 at a Learning Source program, and began working part-time for The Learning Source in 1986 as a clerical aide. Since then, she has had several positions with the agency including data entry clerk, pre-school teacher, and trainer. After becoming more familiar with the field of adult education and family literacy, Andrea began working full-time for the Learning Source in 1994. She currently oversees the Children’s Family Literacy programs in which she trains Children’s Coordinators, assists with the Family Literacy program and supervises staff. Andrea has been married to Ruben for 31 years, and is the mother of three adult children and grandmother of nine. Andrea can be reached by email at



Daun Miller-Barr, Accounting and Human Resources

Daun has been with The Learning Source for six years bringing over thirty years’ experience in clerical and administrative work. She has fifteen years of employment with Jefferson County schools as a paraprofessional which was an enriching and valuable experience that only strengthened her belief of the importance of education. Daun has a special place for our students as an adult learner herself, as she currently attends classes as a Red Rocks Community College student working towards a bookkeeping certificate. A hockey mom by trade, she has a strong belief in home and family with a husband, two adult sons, two Saint Bernard’s and a yard full of chickens. Daun can be reached by email at



Debby Novotny Doig, Volunteer Program Coordinator

Debby has made volunteerism the cornerstone of her life. She has been a life-long volunteer for many organizations along with choosing volunteer management as her career path.  Debby retired from Douglas County Schools, holding the position of Coordinator of School/Community Partnerships for fifteen years.  Debby understands all aspects of managing a volunteer program, having coordinated 18,000 volunteers for Douglas County Schools. She developed all materials, procedures, District policies and screening processes.  She introduced a volunteer data management system and designed events to recognize the volunteers.  In her current role, Debby is responsible for recruitment of volunteers, orientation and placement of new volunteers, managing information, documents and databases related to the volunteer program, along with yearly recognition efforts.  For the past eighteen years, her personal volunteer focus is as an active member of the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club.  She served as their President in 2005-2006 and is also the Chair of the club’s major fundraiser, the Bright Futures Fundraising Gala. Debby can be reached by email at



Susan Gong, Library Program Manager

Susan began her teaching career in South Korea many years ago and has also taught English in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Ecuador. She has led workshops at language conferences in the U.S., Spain, and Ecuador. She enjoys traveling, teaching, cooking, and hiking. Susan has an MATESOL from Marlboro College School of Graduate and Professional Studies and an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts with minors in Spanish and Art History from Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, she has a CELTA certification for teaching English to adults. To contact Susan can be reached by email at





Sara Molden, Program Coordinator, The Learning Collaborative

Sara E. Molden has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Ecology and Land Management. She became interested in English as a Second Language in college as a volunteer with Hmong refugees. She has traveled extensively and lived in Costa Rica, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Italy. Sara loves to spend time outdoors rafting, kayaking, hiking and skiing with family, friends, and dogs. When Sara moved to Denver she volunteered with CRESL (CO Refugee ESL) and eventually started a career teaching adult ESL with Jefferson County Adult Education and later the Stein Neighborhood Resource Center. In 2000, Sara joined The Learning Source and developed the Family Literacy Program at the Belmar Site. She has coordinated other programs with TLS including ESL for College and Career and the High School Equivalency Program at TLS-West. Sara recently became the Coordinator of The Learning Collaborative at Red Rocks Community College and is a math instructor in that program. Sara can be reached by email at



Noel Chalman, East Site Coordinator

Noel Chalman has a BA in English and a Masters in Secondary Education. With 15 years of experience in the world of education, Noel has taught for a variety of ages and in a variety of settings, but it wasn’t until he started teaching adults with The Learning Source that he felt he had found his true calling.  Presently, Noel teaches at and is the coordinator at The Learning Source East site in Montbello. Noel is also a writer with a couple of published novels under his belt. Noel can be reached by email at




Sandra Taylor, North Site Coordinator

Sandra has been an adult educator since 2004 when she began teaching College Preparatory and Developmental Reading and English at RRCC. She then became a Literacy/ABE/LA GED Lead Instructor at Focus Points Family Resource Center where she also provided intensive one-on-one and small group literacy instruction for adult learners, reading at or below the third grade level. She is committed to ensuring appropriate accommodations for students with special needs. She enjoys helping learners of any age beat the odds and exceed expectations for what they can accomplish. Sandra feels honored to be a part of the Learning Source as the North Site Coordinator in Thornton. Sandra can be reached by email at



Danielle Cooperstock,  HSE Instructor at CWEE

Originally from Michigan, Danielle moved to Chicago to pursue her Bachelor’s in Social Justice from Roosevelt University. She relocated to Denver for the sunshine and for the snow that melts. While teaching in a nontraditional middle school classroom, she earned her Master’s in Critical Pedagogy from the University of Colorado Denver. Danielle comes to The Learning Source having experience creating and teaching curriculum for all core subjects and for life skills. Danielle believes that learning is a process of making-meaning that evolves as new experiences occur. She loves creating these new experiences for those at The Learning Source who are working towards earning their High School Equivalency diploma. In her free time, Danielle loves spending time outside, seeing live music, and being with her family, friends and dog. Danielle can be reached by email at



Mark Lauer, ADWorks & Corrections Coordinator

Mark has worked in education for nearly two decades.  Over the years, he has tutored college Math, taught college English, Middle School Math and English, High School Math, and the GED.  He has degrees in English and Math, and a minor in Earth Science.  Currently, Mark oversees the corrections GED programs at the Denver City Jail and the Denver County Jail, as well as the ADWorks. Mark is also an accomplished competitive chess player, and he placed second in the state chess championships twice in a row as a youth.  His other hobbies include writing and gaming. Mark can be reached by email at



Cedric Lindsay, Student Success Coach

Being welcomed into The Learning Source community as Student Success Coach, Cedric comes to The Learning Source with experience in K-12 public education, Colorado Community College Systems, and Adult Education. Graduating from Adams State University, Cedric began teaching K-12 Music Education and Technology at Sierra Grande School in the San Luis Valley. Later, moving to Trinidad State Junior College as Retention Specialist for TRiO Student Support Services assisting first-generation, low-income college students in their pursuit of higher education. And, most recently, the Adult Learning Center in Adams County School District 14 where he taught all levels of adult education (ABE, ASE) and worked to further career services through developing business relationships, resume preparation, as well as developing career/financial workshops. Cedric can be reached by email at



Lisa Maes-Cruz, Distance Learning Coordinator

Lisa has been teaching for about 20 years. Her educational background consists of a Master's of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting from Regis University, and a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from the University of Oregon. Her work experience includes being a Financial Analyst for U S WEST, and a Purchasing Manager for Resort Computer Corporation. She was also a high school teacher for a short amount of time. Lastly, her college teaching experience includes Quantitative Analysis For Business , Business Algebra, Accounting Theory and Practice, Managerial Accounting, Business Law I, Career Development, Creating Academic and Professional Success, Customer Relations, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Marketing, Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Lisa can be reached by email at  



Deborah Givray,  Development Director

Deborah Givray, Ed.D., CPC served as the Program Director and Associate Professor for the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Northern Colorado and affiliate faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health. After years of teaching she made a career change to the nonprofit sector as the Denver Director of Operations for Project C.U.R.E. She managed day-to-day operations of the Denver warehouse and shipped out an average of fifty-three 40’ containers of medical supplies and equipment to over 131 resource-limited countries around the world. She continues conducting needs assessments and clinics throughout Africa, Central and South America during vacation time. She specializes in US AID and Department of Defense projects around HIV Prevention and Women’s Health Projects. Just recently she served as the Executive Director for The Butterfly Foundation developing strategies and initiatives for fundraising, events and overall operations. Her passion continues to be centered on helping nonprofits develop and implement fundraising and sustainability goals, thereby furthering their mission! 



Sarah Secrist, Program Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Sarah oversees all programming and helps support The Learning Source's mission of serving adult learners in the Denver Metro area.  She has been with The Learning Source for several years, previously as the ABE/GED instructor at CWEE. Sarah has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Boston University and an M.A. in Education from the University of Denver. Sarah has worked within the nonprofit sector for years in various education/program management roles. She grew up in beautiful Colorado, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family! Sarah can be reached by email at




Joshua Evans, Chief Executive Officer

With a career in education spanning 20 years, Josh has always demonstrated a passion for learners as a teacher or administrator. Josh has previously held educational positions with governmental agencies, universities and colleges, and nonprofit organizations. He is currently the Committee Chair for Fundraising and Development for The Commission on Adult Basic Education, Board Member of the Colorado Community Action Association and past chair of the Workforce Committee with the Denver Chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management. He holds undergraduate degrees from The University of North Carolina—Wilmington in English and Criminal Justice and Master’s degrees from Naropa University and Oregon State University. He also holds his SHRM-SCP credential and is a certified International Associate for Emergenetics. In his free time he enjoys reading, writing, spending time with his family, and running. He annually participates in The Colfax Marathon supporting the nonprofit community of Colorado, and hopes to see you there. Josh can be reached by email at