2009 Literacy Champions

Marietta Sbraccia

Early Childhood Teacher/Staff Developer, Cambridge Public Schools

Over the course of 22 years, Marietta Sbraccia has worked side by side with over 500 child care, preschool and kindergarten teachers, helping them to improve their practice and provide a positive and engaging experience for all the children in their care. She leads by example and speaks so that others can hear her, not through shouting but through understanding. With the goal of creating a “joyful and purposeful environment,” Marietta Sbraccia brings endless patience, a wealth of knowledge, and a deep respect for teachers, children, and families from every culture to her work, thereby transforming the landscape of early childhood throughout Cambridge “one child, one teacher, and one classroom at a time.”