May 31, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Jill Pompi ’89, Ed. S., the literacy director at C.T. Plunkett School in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, is the MCLA SCOPE (Standing Committee on Professional Education) Educator of the Year. She received the award on Tuesday, May 30, in Boston.

This Educator Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding state university educator alumni who work or have worked in a Massachusetts public pre-K or K-12 school.

Pompi, who earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, reading specialist certification and administrator certification at MCLA, and her education specialist Degree at Simmons College in Boston, works with students in grades K-8 who struggle with reading and writing. In addition, she works as an adjunct instructor for Simmons College, and is a national consultant for Language Circle/Project Read.

A former curriculum director, Title I director, literacy coach and elementary school teacher for grades 1-5, Pompi has 28 years of experience in teaching literacy to children.

She co-wrote an article that was published in the Journal of Research in Education, has been a presenter at the International IDA conference, and has given presentations about action research in the classroom, school climate, RtI, literacy coaching, differentiated instruction and the five components of reading instruction.

In addition, Pompi has completed the Orton Gillingham Associate Level training, is Wilson Level 1 Certified, and is licensed as a Building or District Level Administrator.

Pompi previously was recognized in 2015 with a Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award.

The SCOPE Education of the Year award was created five years ago when the campuses of the Massachusetts State University System began to plan for the celebration of the 175th anniversary of formalized teacher preparation programs in the United States, and the establishment of our Massachusetts state universities.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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