Long-time TLP teacher Carl Coniglio has retired! Congratulations, Carl!
After 16 years, Carl Coniglio is retiring from The Literacy Project. Carl began as a classroom volunteer in Greenfield. He was soon hired as an Instructor, and later as the Site Director, at The Literacy Project-Ware. Students and colleagues alike are grateful to have been able to work and learn with Carl, and we miss him tremendously!
Carl brought a warm heart and a sharp mind to his work in Ware. He was tireless in his efforts to help his students succeed, through both his work in the classroom and his leadership of the Quaboag Hills Community Coalition. His work in the community helped connect students to new opportunities, including college classes in Ware, and brought in much-needed funds to support the program.
In 2010, Carl was awarded the COSA Direct Service Award, in recognition of his outstanding dedication to his students and the Ware community. He was nominated by his students, who said:
Carl worked long hours, fueled by coffee and faith that the work of The Literacy Project really matters. He was inspired and energized by witnessing his students overcome obstacles, and we in turn are inspired and energized by his example.
Thank you, Carl, for sharing your dedicated heart and inquisitive mind with the TLP community for the past 16 years! You have touched many lives, and TLP is stronger and better as a result of your work. We miss you!