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Susan Tannehill

Associate Director of Operations & Finance

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

Supporting the mission of increasing literacy skills for children.

 What I believe in:

I am passionate about social justice and health equity and am an ally for the LGBTQ+ community and for those oppressed due to discrimination. 

Previous work highlights:

I spent nearly 15 years working for an AIDS service organization and over a decade at Harvard, most notably with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.  

Favorite book:

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir. 

Fun fact:

I am an artist and an ardent poodle lover!  


BLA from Harvard 

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Featured Blog Posts

September 22, 2023 Irene Fountas, Director

Calling All Coaches: Consider Small Language Moves for a Big Impact  

If you are a coach, teacher leader, principal or other administrator, you may not fully realize how your language impacts each educator in your school community.

September 12, 2023 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Getting to Know Your Readers

Observational assessment, in the form of a benchmark reading conference, is a good way to begin the journey of teaching literacy in the new school year.

August 10, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

A World of Songs, Poems, and Nursery Rhymes 

Have you considered the many benefits of using songs, nursery rhymes, and poetry in your classroom? Here are some recommendations as you get started.