Literacy Champions

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Linda Saris

Director of Salem Cyberspace, Salem, MA

Described as a “stickler for outcomes,” and dedicated to innovation, Linda Saris is a master of supporting, nurturing, and mentoring her staff as well as her… »

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… »

Elly Seavey

Reading Specialist, Andover, MA

Elly Seavey has been a public school educator for thirty-eight years. During her tenure as staff developer, consultant and mentor, she has facilitated system-wide incentives in… »

Sharon Shaloo

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Center for the Book in Boston

Sharon Shaloo is a 2016 Mass Literacy Champion, and she is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Center for the Book in Boston. With her Mass… »

Nathaniel Stinnett

Volunteer Literacy Tutor at the Pine Street Inn, Boston, MA

Since 2000, Nathaniel Stinnett has provided literacy services to the guests of the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter as both a professional teacher of ABE/ESL and as… »

Sidney Storey

EL/Civics Teacher at SCALE in Somerville

How do you do the hard work of civic involvement in a democracy? If you’re Sidney Storey, you write your own responsive, participatory curriculum that “engages… »