Meet Our Teams



ADI Main Office and Consultants

Academic Development Institute Main Office • 121 N. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL 62656 • 217-732-6462

Pam Sheley

President and Executive Director 

Bernadette Anderson

Chief Community and Culture Specialist

Allison Layland

Chief Education Strategist

Sam Redding

Chief Learning Scientist

Lori Thomas

Executive Editor of the School Community Journal

Stephanie Benedict

Director of Indistar Client Services

Luann Wooten

Indistar Support

Teresa Luken

Business Manager

Emily Sheley

Design and Projects Coordinator

Grace Sheley

Editor

Elbert Harvey

Education Specialist

Kim Benton

Education Specialist serving Federal Comprehensive Center Network

Maureen Richel

Education Specialist

Julie Corbett

Education Specialist

Loverty Erickson

Education Specialist 

Patti Permenter

Education Specialist

Janet Twyman

Education Specialist

Jan Donley

Evaluator

Liftoff Youth Development Program

121 N. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL 62656 • 217-732-6462

Andrew Brinkman

Liftoff Youth Mentor

Kathy Schmidt

Liftoff Youth Mentor

Lincoln Parents' Center

305 N. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL 62656 • 217-735-4192

Becky Beggs

Lincoln Parents' Center Coordinator

Gretchen Jones

Family Support Specialist

Natalya Jones

Family Support Specialist

Kayla States

Family Support Specialist

Metro-East Parent Connection & School Community Network

3131 State Street East St. Louis, Illinois 62205 • 618-874-8150

Bernadette Anderson

Chief Community and Culture Specialist

Angelina Nunn

Parent Educator

Brenda Mitchell

Education Specialist

Joyce Smith

Parent Coordinator

Michael Holmes

Evaluator/Project Manager

Geria Watson

Program Assistant

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