2011 Literacy Champions

Nusean Mayfield

Parent Facilitator/Parent Center Coordinator, Elias Brooking Museum Magnet School and Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MA

“There is a perceived notion that parents of students in inner city schools don’t care about their children’s education. The parents who are a part of the Parent Center I have established are a positive role model of parents who do care about their child’s education. Parents may not have an associates or a bachelor degree on paper, but they have us. We are their degrees. It’s up to us, to educate them on best practices for literacy excellence. I anticipate that in coming years, more parents will come to the center and take advantage of the opportunities available here.”

Current Projects: Brookings Literacy Champs Reading Program