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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 

illustration with clip art

Featured Blog Posts

April 11, 2024 Vivian Vasquez, Author & Professor

Centering What Matters to Children: How to Connect Your Teaching to Your Students’ Passions and Inquiry Questions

How do you decide what to focus on in your teaching? Our Kids, Books & Anti-Racism series speaker Vivian Vasquez starts by observing what her students care about.

February 23, 2024 Gen Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Teaching for Fluency All Day, Every Day

Here are a few tips to integrate intentional teaching for fluency, without adding anything new to your day.

February 12, 2024 Mary E. Cronin, Literacy Coach & Author

New Diverse Titles to Add to Your Classroom Library

Inspired by the first session in our Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series, Literacy Coach Mary Cronin shares a few book recommendations of her own.