Stuart Mills – Executive Director
. . . is a graduate of the University of Chicago (juris doctor, 1988) and the University of Michigan (Masters in Accounting, first in class, 1985, and Bachelors in Business Administration, with high honors, 1985). Stuart is licensed to practice law in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. He is a licensed general contractor. He holds a certificate and diploma in company direction from the United Kingdom’s Institute of Directors. Stuart was formerly a Certified Public Accountant. Stuart is currently a trustee of The O’Neal School, a member of the board of directors of Pinehurst’s Village Heritage Foundation, chairman of the VHF’s Historical Plaque Committee, a Trustee of the Given Library/Tufts Archives in Pinehurst and a member of The Carter Center’s Board of Councilors in Atlanta.
Stuart and his wife Helen moved to Pinehurst in 2006 and are raising their three beautiful daughters here in the Eden in the Pines.
Terry Taylor – Programs Coordinator
… holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from East Carolina University. In addition, she has completed post graduate work in English from Fayetteville State University. Terry has a variety of educational experience to include teaching at the Higher Educational level here in the states and tutoring English overseas and at the MCLC. She is also a ProLiteracy certified Tutor Trainer in both Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language. Terry has successfully completed the training to be a certified Motheread/Fatheread® Instructor. She believes that “if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime” and the same applies to helping someone to improve their literacy level.
Terry is a proud Army wife and mother of 2 children. She loves traveling, antiquing, and spending time with her family.
Heather Lussier – Family Literacy Specialist
…holds a BA from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in Elementary Education with a Fine Arts concentration. She also holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Lesley University with a focus on Creative Arts and Learning. Formerly, Heather was a Primary school Technology teacher and has also taught Elementary Math and Science. Heather has successfully completed the training to be a certified Motheread/Fatheread® Instructor. She spearheads the Motheread/Fatheread classes that are held throughout Moore County. Heather’s educational philosophy is that life-long learning increases life-long opportunities for joy and that reading is a gift that you open every day.
Heather and her husband, David, who is a music teacher at The O’Neal School, moved to Aberdeen in 2015. They are busy raising their two teenage children. When time permits, Heather enjoys drawing, crafting, singing, taking long walks, and getting to the beach whenever she can.