2009 Literacy Champions

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 to learn when they reach kindergarten.” A former teacher and literacy coach for Head Start in Lawrence, MA, Kathleen is currently Curriculum Director for Little Sprouts which has 17 branches in the Boston area and Massachusetts  Motivated by a commitment to early childhood, an understanding of the science of brain development research, and her own challenges in learning how to read, she is a strong advocate of Universal Pre-Kindergarten and has developed a special six-part early literacy training to share with her staff, as well as those in other communities.