Sharon K. Darling

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President and Founder, National Center for Family Literacy

Nominated By: William F. Goodling

“Ms. Darling is a revolutionary because she provided that the education attainment of a child is directly linked to the educational accomplishments of the child’s parent. Determined to spread this concept and finding for the benefit of families in poverty, she has founded a training system and model development approach that has reached every community in the nation. She has been instrumental in helping the nation understand that we cannot end the cycle of undereducation by working with children alone-at risk children simply must have knowledgeable parents if we are to leave no child behind.” – William F. Goodling

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