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Alison Demarco

Alison DeMarco

Project Manager, Conferences and Events

What I like most about my role within the Center is…

Meetings and events are the catalyst to making changes, educating attendees and growing an industry.  It’s wonderful to be a part of something that has been an institution for over 30 years, yet is even more relevant today. 

What I believe in

Everyone can make a difference in the world no matter where you grew up, your education and your career choice.

Previous work highlights

After working in a number of industries including real estate, pharma and healthcare I’m thrilled to be working with the team at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.  My experience will enable me to assist the team in creating a successful Literacy for All Conference and celebrate the opportunity for everyone to read, learn and grow!

Favorite book

The Outlander Series, Diana Gabaldon

Fun fact

A lot of kids dream of getting a pony for Christmas and that dream came true for me when I was 10 years old.  And his name was Applejacks. 

Education

Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Westbrook College, Portland, ME
BA in Business Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Park, NJ

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Featured Blog Posts

October 8, 2021 Genevieve Arcovio & Rhonda Precourt, Literacy for All 2021 Speakers

Accountability for Independent Reading In-Person or From a Distance

Whether we are teaching in person or from a distance, the following are suggestions that will allow you to partake in genuine meaningful conversations about books and learn more about your students as readers.

September 29, 2021 Melissa Stewart, Literacy for All Conference 2021 Speaker

Tips & Tools for Nonfiction Read Alouds

When it comes to nonfiction read alouds, there’s no rule that says you have to read every single word!

September 22, 2021 Mark Weakland, Literacy for All 2021 Speaker

Extra! Extra! Repeated Reading Builds Fluency

Repeated Reading is the specific (and thus capitalized) routine pioneered by researcher Jay Samuels.