Summer Literacy Coaches & Resources

Let’s Learn and Have Fun!

Literacy Coaches will provide academic support for reading to children in summer camp at Boys & Girls Club, ROSCCO & INTEMPO. They will also provide individual and group coaching on literacy strategies to create a literacy-rich environment within the camp. Students will be taught literacy through: read alouds, small groups, reading comprehension, and tons of literacy games. Student lessons will be interactive and engaging. Our motto is let’s learn and have fun!

How you can support literacy at home!

  •       Talking—Talk as much as possible with your child! Talking helps children learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills.
  •       Singing—Sing as much as possible with your child! Singing, including rhyming—increases children’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds in words.  .
  •       Reading – Shared reading, in any language, is the single most effective way to help children become good readers. Reading signs, labels, magazines, books – anything counts!
  •       Writing – Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning. Write in the sand, with paint, on paper – it all counts!
  •       Playing – Playing is one of the primary ways young children learn about the world.  General knowledge is an important literacy skill that helps children understand books and stories once they begin to read. And it’s fun!


Free online books for early readers, including worksheets and activities:



More Information:

  • Sign up for the Ferguson Library’s Summer Learning Club here.
  • Check out more resources and events for kids from the Library here.
  • Learn more about Stamford Cradle to Career’s Literacy Initiative here.


Meet Our Summer Literacy Coaches!

Myia Brannen – Summer Literacy Coach, Boys & Girls Club, INTEMPO

Hello! My name is Myia Brannen and I will be one of the Literacy Coaches this summer. I have been teaching for over 25 years. The last 5 years I have called second grade at Springdale Elementary home! 

Zailyn Savinon-Summer Literacy Coach, Boys & Girls Club

Zailyn is an Early Childhood teacher. She has degrees in Education Technology and a dual certification in Early childhood/ Special Education. Currently, she is teaching Kindergarten. Previously, she has taught in various areas, including being a literacy specialist that provided services for second language learners. She is excited to be part of the Summer program. 

Maria Florian – Summer Literacy Coach, Boys & Girls Club

Maria Florian is a Classroom Elementary Teacher, she has taught first grade for three years. She works for the Stamford Public Schools. She has had several years of experience working with children, through nonprofit organizations and schools. She is also the Math Liaison, responsible for helping staff align the math standards with the curriculum. She is passionate about giving back to her community and empowering students to be the best they can be. 

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Connecticut in Human Development Family Studies. In addition, she holds her Master’s Degree from the University of Bridgeport in Elementary Education. 

Cinthya Perez-Martel – Summer Literacy Coordinator, All Sites

Cinthya is a Dual Language Teacher and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). She works for the Norwalk Public Schools system and at INTEMPO as a literacy coach and behavior therapist. She has over seven years of special education experience and teaching children K-12 Cinthya has a successful experience planning teaching and curriculum writing for elementary grade level.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Charter Oak State College, a Master Degree in English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Grand Canyon University and Sixth Year Certificate in TESOL from Fairfield University. 

Annie Langschultz – Summer Literacy Coach, ROSCCO

Annie Langschultz currently works at Davenport Ridge Elementary school in Stamford as the SRBI support teacher. In this role she delivers academic and behavioral  intervention support  to students and families. She has been the SRBI teacher for 7 years. Previously, Annie was a classroom teacher at Northeast Elementary school in Stamford. There she taught first and second grade for 9 years. 

Annie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education, both from Manhattan College in New York. 


To download the flyer for Boys and Girls Club and ROSCCO (in English), Click Here
Para descargar el volante de Boys and Girls Club y ROSCCO (en español), Haga Clic Aquí

To download the flyer for INTEMPO (in English), Click Here
Para descargar el volante de INTEMPO (en español), Haga Clic Aquí