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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

July 1, 2024 Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer

Ralph Fletcher: A Writer’s Mentor 

When I need a little writerly advice, I often turn to Ralph Fletcher. We’ve never met, but his advice about writing for both students and teachers has stayed with me for the last 20 years.

June 27, 2024 Linda Murphy, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

Reaching All Learners Through Independent Reading

Research highlights the significant benefits of independent reading, including improved literacy skills, greater empathy, and a lifelong love of reading.

June 11, 2024 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Advice for Coaches: Helping Teachers Navigate the End-of-Year Homestretch

How can coaches help empower teachers to navigate the end-of-year homestretch? By creating opportunities for reflection.