The Center for Literacy moved to a new location in the Christopher Center this year. In anticipation of future growth, an expansion was deemed necessary in order to accommodate the needs of both teachers and learners. Simultaneous with its move to a new space, the Center’s administrative team has been expanded to include three CUC faculty members. Dr. Dara Soljaga continues her role as the Center’s executive director. Dr. Simeon Stumme is serving as director of English learner programs. Dr. Kari Pawl was appointed director of the Center’s early childhood education and elementary program.
In its fifth year of operation, the Center for Literacy continues to fulfill its mission as an institution committed to creating access to meaningful and innovative language and literacy-related experiences in research, education, practice, service and scholarship. The Center fosters responsive collaborations, policy efforts, and advocacy programs for the grater community and university addressing language and literacy development.