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Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right...Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.
— Kofi Annan

Tiffany Zapico

Executive Director

Education Background: Montclair State University - B.A Women Studies

Last two professional locations and titles: Program Manager - Reading Partners; New York, NY. Teacher (Special Education) - Teach For America; New Orleans, Louisiana

What was your favorite childhood book? Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

What inspires you to support literacy? I am inspired by the wonderful educators and children in our community. Whenever I visit a school and see Reading Rescue in action I know we are doing purposeful work. Watching Instructors and students engaging in a book and completing word study makes my day!

What makes Literacy Trust special to you? Literacy Trust is special to me because we are resourceful and collaborative. We are not a for profit organization looking to make dividends for shareholders. We are more than a program in a box with an instruction manual. We individualize our support and operate as true partners.