Our Staff

Angela Lawrence

Executive Director

angela-white-background-croppedMrs. Lawrence has served as Executive Director since September 2014 and has completed Duke University’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management.  A North Carolina Teaching Fellow and a summa cum laude graduate of Meredith College, Mrs. Lawrence taught in Catawba County Schools and worked in marketing at Lowe’s Home Centers corporate office before joining the Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center staff.

Mrs. Lawrence is passionate about improving literacy in Catawba County and narrowing the achievement gap for all students, whether that gap is caused by a learning difference, poverty, or language barrier.



Lora Pulliam

Augustine Literacy Project Coordinator

img_20161115_142544287Mrs. Pulliam has served as the Augustine Literacy Project Coordinator since March 2016.   A retired educator with over 30 years experience in the public schools, Mrs. Pulliam hold certificates in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Academically Gifted Education, Mentally Handicapped Education, Learning Disabled Education, and Adult Basic Education.

Mrs. Pulliam serves as an Augustine Literacy Project tutor herself, and she loves to help children learn to read.