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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. 


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

May 13, 2021 Cindy Downend, Assistant Director, Literacy Programs

Five Tips for Ensuring the Success of Literacy Coaches and Teacher Leaders

Investing in building the expertise of the teachers in your school is one of the most lasting decisions a leader can make.

May 5, 2021 Kass & Cornelius Minor

Kids, Books, and Anti-Racism Series: The Quest for Joyful and Equitable Literacy Learning Continues with The Minor Collective!

The Minors have designed a few frameworks and strategies to make the work doable and supportive for all people involved in literacy learning

April 29, 2021 Center News

Literacy Collaborative 2021 Virtual Cohort

The 2021 Literacy Collaborative cohort will be held online through a combination of live, interactive sessions and on-demand learning. Participants apply what they learn and receive job-embedded coaching from Lesley University faculty as part of their coursework.