Our Team


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Ms. Jardell is a graduate of Drury University’s Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership program, and a former Volunteer Coordinator and Development Associate with The Child Advocacy Center. Amy is leading the Ozarks Literacy Council’s network of volunteers in their mission to raise awareness and promote literacy through free services to adults and children in Southwest Missouri. She is responsible for grant management, promotion, business/office management, event coordination and donor relations. Amy is a preschool reading volunteer. She enjoys sewing, rescuing cats, garage sale shopping with her family, photography, DIY projects and reading.

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Janelle Andrus joined Ozarks Literacy Council in November 2016. She has a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Missouri State University and a master’s and specialist degree in Educational Administration from Missouri State University. Janelle has a doctorate from the University of Missouri in Program Analysis and Leadership. She has been an elementary teacher for 14 years and a principal for 14 years with Springfield Public Schools. Janelle has three children, two in college and one in high school. She is responsible for managing all OLC programs and assisting with coordination of fundraisers. In her spare time she enjoys reading, crafts, and spending time with her family.