COMET Auckland’s Manager, Literacy, Alison Sutton recently won an award for her long-standing commitment to adult literacy and numeracy education.

Fitting with the theme of International Literacy Day, on 8 September, 2015 Alison was awarded the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Leadership Award by the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adult’s Director Professor, Diana Coben.

Alison has been involved in adult literacy for 27 years’, working in research, evaluation and project development roles. At COMET, Alison now leads numerous initiatives related to family learning and literacy across the city, the latest of which is Talking Matters, an Auckland collaboration designed to grow early speakers, listeners and readers.

Earlier this year, Alison was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship, and has since travelled to the UK and the US to research how city-wide literacy campaigns are being developed.

If you want to read more about Alison’s award click here.


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