All Literacy Champions

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Jeantilus Gedeus

ESOL Teacher at The Immigrant Learning Center in Malden, Massachusetts

Jeantilus Gedeus is a 2016 Mass Literacy Champion, and he is an ESOL Teacher at The Immigrant Learning Center in Malden, Massachusetts. With his Mass Literacy… »

Debbie Goss

Reading Specialist at Horace Mann Middle School, Franklin, MA

An extraordinarily humble person, Debbie Goss models outstanding practices, creates powerful programs, leads literacy initiatives in her school district and quietly steps back and lets others… »

Gerri Guyote

Assistant Director of the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts

Gerri Guyote is a 2016 Mass Literacy Champion, and she is the Assistant Director of the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts. She created an English… »

Haydee Hodis

Literacy Coordinator at Brightwood Branch of Springfield Public Library, MA

As the manager of branch libraries, Haydee Hodis believes in outreach as a way to make the library a visible participant in the community. She focuses… »

Kathleen Hughes

Curriculum Director at Little Sprouts Inc., Lawrence, MA

“I have the pleasure,” says Kathleen Hughes, “of working with three to five year olds daily, and my goal is to have all of them ready… »

Martha Jean

ABE Teacher at Community Action in Haverhill, MA

Martha Jean embodies all the qualities of an excellent teacher and she employs them in her work as an adult basic education teacher at Community Action in… »

Silja Kallenbach

Director New England Literacy Resource Center World Education, Boston

At the New England Literacy Resource Center, Silja oversees professional development for adult educators through interactive workshops, courses and publications related to adult learning. Silja has… »

Chris Kane

Director of Family Zen in South Boston, MA

When Chris Kane gave up her corporate career to run a family literacy program in South Boston, where she was born and raised, she brought more… »

Janet Kelly

Program Director at Read/ Write/ Now, Springfield, MA

Janet Kelly has worked in the field of adult literacy since 1984, inspired by her early experience as a Literacy Volunteer in New York City. She is… »

Susan Klaw

Director of The Family School, Boston, MA

Susan Klaw is the Director of Family Literacy for Boston Excels, a comprehensive collaboration between the Home for Little Wanderers and the Boston Public Schools. She… »