Leadership Team

AAUW Maryville Branch President, Jennifer Worth Spirko ,is the Youth Services Manager of the Blount County Public Library in Maryville, Tennessee. She has formerly worked as a college instructor, a journalist, a copy editor, a middle-school director and a graduate thesis advisor. She writes fiction and non-fiction and holds degrees from Maryville College  and The Shakespeare Institute (Stratford-on-Avon, U.K.).  She has completed doctoral coursework in English Literature and in Education (History and Sociology of Education). She loves cats, books, games and her beautiful hometown, not in that order, and she works hard at her life’s passion of uniting people with the stories and resources that help make their lives more enjoyable and meaningful. Jennifer lives in rural Blount County with her husband, Rob, and her teenage son, Zeke, who attends her alma mater, Heritage High School. Her daughter, Hannah, is starting her own college adventures at Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, N.Y.).



Elected Officers

President, Jennifer Spirko, maryvilleaauw@gmail.com

Membership Vice President,  Karen Coleman

Finance Vice President, Linda Spannaus

Secretary, Autumn Hall


Affiliate Positions

Maryville College/University Representatives: Dr.Kathie Shiba, Dr. Melanie Tucker

Women’s Equity Foundation President, Autumn Hall

Appointed Officers

 AAUW Book Group Coordinator, Nancy Bozdogan

Public Policy Chair, Karen Coleman

Web page, web.aauwmaryville@gmail.com