Lana Libertore Swartzwelder, a lifetime educator and businesswoman is the President of LJS Learning Solutions, LLC, and CEO of The Libertore Fund for Children, Inc., a non-profit focused on funding agencies that work with at-risk children.
Lana has worked in the for-profit and non-profit arena. She began her career in education as a teacher and taught for 15 years. She then owned and operated Sylvan Learning Centers for over 21 years. After selling Sylvan, she purchased YoungBiz Florida, a pioneer in financial literacy and entrepreneurial education for youth 9-21. After YoungBiz, she became principal of a private school in Lakeland. After leaving this position, she started LJS Learning Solutions and became CEO for her family foundation The Libertore Fund for Children. Both have given her an opportunity to use her business expertise and continue being connected with children and families.
Lana offers professional development on entrepreneurial skills and communications, and her most requested workshop is on learning styles.
She has a B.A. in Elementary Education (USF), an M.S. in Early Childhood Education (Nova Southeastern), and an M.E. in Educational Leadership (USF). She is certified in Early Childhood, Elementary Ed, Gifted Ed, and Educational Leadership. She attended The Learning Styles Institute at St. John’s University.
Lana believes in giving back and has been active in her community serving on several committees, boards, and task forces. She is currently President of LLAA, on Kiwanis of Lakeland Board of Directors, and a member of Leadership Polk. She has been recognized for Outstanding Customer Service, as an Outstanding Educator, and as a Woman of Distinction.