2007 Literacy Champions

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…. »

Rona F. Flippo, Ed.D

Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Rona F. Flippo is Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Education and Human Development, in the Department of Curriculum and… »

Isabel B. Phillips, Ed.D.

Reading, Language & Learning Abilities Consultant, Weston, MA

Isabel Phillips is first and foremost a teacher of literacy. She has taught reading to students of all ages who come from a wide range of… »

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… »

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… »