2011 Literacy Champions

Donna DiFillippo

Executive Director, Early Literacy/Family Engagement Program at Raising a Reader, MA

Donna DiFillippo is the Executive Director at Raising a Reader, MA. She has been advocating for young children and their families for her entire career: first as a teacher, then as an administrator, and finally at Dartmouth College where her responsibilities as Coordinator of the Child Care Project included training and technical support of area early childhood professionals from the states of New Hampshire and Vermont. During her tenure at Dartmouth, she worked as a consultant to the Vermont Council on the Humanities where she developed curriculum for a new initiative called “Never Too Early,” an early literacy program designed to engage early care providers as literacy ambassadors to the parents of children in their care. The goal was to get books into the hands of families, while encouraging the parents to share them with their children on a daily basis. This work, combined with her experience in child development and early education, has prepared her for the challenges faced at Raising a Reader, MA.  Donna earned her BS from Boston University and her MA from Dartmouth College, with specific focus on child development, early childhood education, and cultural studies.

To contact Donna DiFillippo, view her Professional Profile in the Mass Literacy Professionals Directory.