Potpourri Book Club establishes fund to honor Nancy Spivey

A scholarship fund has been established by the Potpourri Book Club to honor the legacy of Nancy Spivey, and her commitment to teaching literacy education for adults.  The fund will be used to offset the costs of registration fees, books, supplies, and volunteer training for the Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) program.


Born in Alice, Texas in 1942, Nancy had to fight to learn, having dyslexia before learning differences were recognized. She worked through school, graduated Southwestern University with high honors, then became an actress and theater director.  She later became a volunteer instructor for low-literate adults at Literacy Instruction for Texas, utilizing all methods of instruction available, including learning tools and games.  She served multiple roles over the years, from teacher and program developer to a member of the Board of Directors.

Nancy believed in possibilities — that any individual could learn to read and write and achieve their goals with individual determination, and a multi-sensory curriculum designed for persons with learning differences.  Please support Nancy’s vision by donating to the Nancy Spivey Scholarship Fund.