2003-2004 Literacy Champions

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… »

Bettina Blood

Literacy Volunteer Coordinator at Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA

Bettina Blood is the adult service librarian for Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood where she has directed the adult literacy program since 1985. An affiliate of… »

Andree Duval

Transition Coordinator for Correctional Education at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Baltimore, MD

Andree Duval currently serves as a Transition Coordinator for Correctional Education at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) in Baltimore, MD. She works with… »

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… »

Debra C. Kwiatek

Reading Specialist, Reading, MA

Debra Kwiatek provides outstanding literacy leadership both within her school in and throughout the entire Reading, MA school district. She has effected significant changes in curriculum, parent… »

Barbara Lindsay

Elementary Literacy Specialist and Coordinator for Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, MA

Barbara Lindsay is the Elementary Literacy Coordinator for Westwood Public Schools. As a teacher she works with at-risk first and second grade students, bringing them the… »

Diane Portnoy

Founder, President and CEO of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc., Malden, MA

Diane Portnoy is founder, president and CEO of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC), a free, not-for-profit, adult learning center in Malden, Massachusetts. She is a Massachusetts certified teacher… »

Elly Seavey

Reading Specialist, Andover, MA

Elly Seavey has been a public school educator for thirty-eight years. During her tenure as staff developer, consultant and mentor, she has facilitated system-wide incentives in… »

Nathaniel Stinnett

Volunteer Literacy Tutor at the Pine Street Inn, Boston, MA

Since 2000, Nathaniel Stinnett has provided literacy services to the guests of the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter as both a professional teacher of ABE/ESL and as… »