What is your role at Smart Start of Mecklenburg County?
I have been the Literacy Coordinator for Smart Start and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for four years. As the Literacy Coordinator, I manage the countywide expansion of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. My role allows me to work closely with several community organizations and agencies, assisting in strengthening their early literacy efforts and representing SSMC on early literacy committees and workgroups throughout the community.
What is one thing you have learned in this job that you wish more people knew?
Many families understand the importance of reading in their child’s development but are unaware of how and where to find the tools or resources needed to enhance or improve what they’re already doing at home. Mecklenburg County provides a plethora of resources for families to ensure their children are successful now and in the future.
What is your favorite thing to do around Charlotte?
I’m a foodie, so I really enjoy exploring the restaurant scene with friends and family.
What is your favorite childhood book?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom