Literacy Champions

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Diane Palmaccio

Reading Specialist, Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School, Haverhill

“The greatest belief I have about my students is they all can achieve. It is our responsibility as educators to take our students from where they… »

Suzanne Paone

English Department Head and English Teacher at Holbrook Jr. Sr. High School, Holbrook, MA

Suzanne Paone is an English Teacher and English Department Head at Holbrook Jr. Sr. High School in Holbrook, Massachusetts. She has been employed with Holbrook since… »

Kimberly N. Parker

English teacher at the Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Kimberly N. Parker is a 2014 Mass Literacy Champion and English teacher at the Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, MA. She holds a… »

Kathleen Pastore

Principal at Heritage Elementary School, Charlton, MA

Although many people believe in the idea of lifelong learning, few of them turn theory into practice like Kathleen Pastore. Constantly seeking out professional development opportunities… »

Jan Plourde

Founder and director of the REAL Program, Lynn, MA

Jan Plourde, M. Ed. is a 2014 Mass Literacy Champion and founded The REAL Program in 2013 with the mission to improve literacy. Jan is an award-winning… »

Christine Polk

Workplace Education Instructor and Trainer for Literacy Volunteers of America

Christine Polk is an independent consultant, recognized for her leadership skills in the field of adult and workforce literacy, and for her innovative interactive methods to improve how… »

Diane Portnoy

Founder, President and CEO of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc., Malden, MA

Diane Portnoy is founder, president and CEO of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC), a free, not-for-profit, adult learning center in Malden, Massachusetts. She is a Massachusetts certified teacher… »