After 11 years as head of Literacy Volunteers of America, Imperial Valley chapter, Phyllis Colter has decided it is time to retire. Her efforts to advance literacy in the Imperial Valley is to be commended. She will be missed.
LVA is one of those agencies that does so much work behind the scenes. But Colter, from her office in the basement of the County Courthouse in El Centro, has worked at the task of teaching people young and old to read. She didn't seek notoriety — seeing people learn to read was what mattered to her.
We can only imagine how many people have improved their reading skills over the past 11 years in the Imperial Valley under the leadership of Colter.
Colter is the kind of person who wouldn't take credit for such efforts. We are sure she would credit all the volunteers who have tutored people, teaching basic reading skills. She would be right to credit the volunteers. The more people who give a little bit of their time, the better life is for everyone.