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Ms. Susan Leger-Ferraro

Chief Executive Officer

Literacy Consultants

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Company Description

Literacy Consultants of Cambridge (LCC) provides a team of education professionals who care deeply about students and learning. We collaborate with educators and content providers to ultimately raise the level of expertise of teachers by deepening their u ... more

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Employment History

President and Founder

Leadership and Literacy Foundation


Board Member
Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce

Member of Board of Advisors
CosmiKids Inc

Founder and President
Little Sprouts Inc

Imajine That LLC

Advisory and Policy Committees
Early Education

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Thanks to Susan for making it part of our leadership training."
"Our lives and work are expanded and improved because of you and your team, Susan. Thank you for making a huge difference, to us and to many."
"There are very few people whom I have met during my career who have had the impact that Susan has had - and that impact is felt by seemingly everyone she touches.
"Susan has taught us about the critical importance of relational and communication skills to empower 21st Century leaders and employees in cross sector business growth leading to a highly engaged workforce."
"Susan is an extremely inspirational leader and motivational entrepreneur … fiercely dedicated to education and improving the lives of young people, particularly those disadvantaged by life circumstances."
"Susan Leger-Ferraro is one of the best thinkers I have ever come across. Her thinking is broad, innovative, and all encompassing, and her vision of projects to come is always extraordinary. Central to Susan's thinking is always the question 'How do we truly take care of people and provide a context for personal growth?' Susan's record of success speaks to the wisdom of her approach."
Susan and her team set the foundation with the tools to bring it to life."
Susan and her team set the foundation with the tools to bring it to life."

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Susan Leger Ferraro

Susan Leger Ferraro is a self-made success story. After starting her career as an early childhood care provider at age 17 in her parent's house, she has built a network of successful childcare centers that provide high quality education and care for children and their families. Susan founded Little Sprouts, Inc. in 1982 to provide education for young children that revolves around literacy and attends to children's physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. Since that time Susan has started three other companies including Imajine That which offers educational play and developmentally appropriate activities for children and their families, and partners with communities of high need of services to provide extended day education programs for pre-K-first grade-aged children. Susan is the Founder of Little Sprouts Inc., CEO of Imajine That, Inspirational Ones, and Peace Love and Happiness, LLC. Under Susan's leadership Little Sprouts Inc. received $10 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education Early Reading First Preschool Center of Excellence Award three times. The success of the Little Sprouts educational model were evident in the dramatic growth of children's reading proficiency scores on a standardized test where they went from the 60th % in most at risk communities in Massachusetts to the top 5 %. Susan's business acumen was evident as Little Sprouts grew during the recession and she was subsequently awarded the Boston Business Journal's Pacesetters Award. Susan has received additional awards including the U.S. Small Business Administration's Massachusetts Woman in Business Champion award, the Greater Boston Small Business Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Year award, Boston Women's Fund Woman of Action Award, Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, National Top 100 Diversity-Owned Businesses, Beacon for Homeless Families award from COMPASS for Homeless Families and the Massachusetts School Committee Partners in Education Award.

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Peter Feinmann and Susan Leger-Ferraro

COMPASS for kids Advisory Board member Susan Leger-Ferraro delivered the moving keynote address, telling the story of her journey from single, teenage mother to owner of a thriving childcare company, Little Sprouts. "We have a birthright of belonging," Leger-Ferraro said in her remarks. "There is great power in connection, connecting what is in our head to what is in our heart. Leger-Ferraro is a living example of that and works at "manifesting consciousness, love and abundance rather than fear and scarcity. She is a big believer in "acknowledging people's worth and value."
Leger-Ferraro has been recognized for literacy advancements through her work at the Literacy & Leadership Foundation and Imajine That. She has been a great partner for COMPASS and the innovative Community College Collaborative, which provides educational opportunities and work experience for homeless parents.

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