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Literacy, Character Strength Learning, and Leading

To be a leader, you must be a reader!

To jumpstart the New Year, Cynthia Brian showcases the importance of literacy with tips on how to help your child love reading. In an interview with President of the Mayerson Academy, Jillian Copley Darwish, the science of character strength is the focus. Since 1992, the Mayerson Academy has developed and delivered hundreds of in-person, blended and online courses and workshops. These solutions take many forms, and arise in response to direct requests as well as emerging needs. In collaboration with the VIA Institute, they work with the science of character strength learning where educators concentrate on the strong not the wrong. No matter what form they take, external evaluators have consistently shown that the Mayerson Academy efforts create a positive impact on learners of all ages with their experts recognized as leaders in education.

“To be a leader, you must be a reader. Read, lead, succeed.” Cynthia Brian,

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Prior to her current role as president of Mayerson Academy, Jillian Copley Darwish held leadership positions across the education sector, including work in philanthropy, public television, service agencies, higher education and the K—12 system. In her work at KnowledgeWorks Foundation, where she served as Vice President of Organizational Learning and Innovation, she led the development of a highly regarded and internationally distributed future trends publication, consulted and advised hundreds of organizations to construct future-oriented organizational visions and strategies, developed state collaborations to transform education, and created a vibrant teacher-to-teacher learning community. In her former roles, Jillian led teams to create widely distributed multimedia educational products and services, received national recognition for the design and implementation of an organizational learning system and has taught student from primary through graduate school.

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