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Literacy Collaborative

Our Center is a university training site for the Literacy Collaborative model.

Contact Us

Melissa Fasten, Senior Program Manager

Phone: 617.349.8798


Amanda Bedford, Project Coordinator

Phone: 617.349.8671


Julie Travers, Project Coordinator

Phone: 617.349.8852


Scholarship Announcement: $100,000 for Teacher Leader Development

The Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative is offering ten, $10,000 partial scholarships to launch its new Teacher Leader Project.

Many schools struggle to support literacy coaching positions but are seeking ways to create more opportunities for professional learning in the school. The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative (CRRLC) has embarked on a teacher leader project, Every Teacher a Leader: Every Student a Reader.

For more information, please click here.

Belly Books and Literacy Collaborative

Belly Books

Susan Lupone Stonis, a former trainee of the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, integrated what she learned from our faculty and developed "Belly Books". This unique children's series is designed to wrap around the belly of expectant mothers. Read more about this unique idea and the role that the Center played.