All Literacy Champions

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Dulany Alexander

ESL Teacher and Technology Coordinator at Operation Boot Strap, Lynn, MA

Dulany Alexander is a master teacher, a skilled technology coordinator, a statewide policy advisor, and above all else,  an impassioned believer in the mission of adult… »

Sherry Alleman

Grant Writer/Sales Consultant, Benchmark Education Company

Sherry Alleman is a veteran literacy practitioner who devoted her energy and literacy efforts on behalf of students, teachers, parents and the community at large. Best known outside of… »

Marilyn Antonucci

Instructional Leader Specialist at Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MA

Marilyn Antonucci’s extensive teaching background and research in family literacy, coupled with staff workshops and her sound approach, are key links to the success of the… »

Jean-Marie Aubin

Adult Basic Education Instructor at at Hampshire County House of Correction, Northampton, MA

Jean-Marie Aubin is the Adult Basic Education Instructor at Hampshire County House of Correction in Northhampton, MA. In addition to teaching low-level and disabled learners, Jean-Marie… »

Dawn Avery

6th and 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher at the Curley K-8 School, Jamaica Plain, MA

Recruited by the Boston Public Schools in 1994, Dawn Avery was targeted to develop a full-inclusion program at the Cleveland Middle School. Today she is a 6th… »

Angela Ayre

Former Coordinator of the Literacy Project, Cambridge, MA

Angela Ayre was the coordinator of the Cambridge Public Library’s Literacy Project from 1998-2005. The Literacy Project is an Adult Education based program for both native… »

Diana Barbero

Literacy Teacher at Suffolk County House of Correction, Boston MA

For the past 15 years Diana Barbero has helped adult incarcerated males improve upon their reading levels and parenting skills. Diana exemplifies a literacy champion through… »

Susan Bécam

ESL/Literacy Program Coordinator at Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Susan Bécam has created a vibrant and successful ESL volunteer tutoring program at the Newton Free Library through her outstanding leadership, exceptional creativity and just plain hard work…. »

Ruth Berg

Remedial Specialist at the Cotting School, Lexington, MA

Ruth Berg is a Remedial Specialist at the Cotting School in Lexington, MA. She works with students presenting physical, communication and other challenges to learning. Ruth has been an… »

Pesha Black

Director of Holyoke Community College’s Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center and Springfield Adult Learning Center ESOL Program

Pesha Black is a 2016 Mass Literacy Champion, and she is the director of Holyoke Community College’s Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center and Springfield Adult Learning… »