Meet the Team: Sami Lucci

This summer, Sami Lucci joined our program team in Richmond, VA! Like many of her colleagues, Sami served as a Literacy Lab tutor before joining our staff. In her role as a staff member, Sami is excited to support the 2018-19 Richmond Literacy Lab tutors as they build strong readers in central Virginia!

What were you doing before you joined the Literacy Lab team?

I was serving as a K-3 Literacy Lab tutor at a local elementary school in Richmond!

What influenced you to apply for your position at The Literacy Lab?

The impact I saw on my students. The model and approach the Literacy Lab uses to address one of our society’s most pressing needs and the success I witnessed in my students’ growth made me want to be a part of the expanding Literacy Lab team.

What is one of your personal core values?

Relationships. Building great relationships with our students, our partners, our teams, etc., is the best way to achieve real, sustainable results.

What are you most looking forward to in your new position at The Literacy Lab?

I’m looking forward to working with a team of supportive, innovative, and highly-motivated individuals, and seeing how our work translates into high levels of both personal and academic growth for our students.

What’s your children’s favorite book?

I love the “Calvin & Hobbes” book series compiled from the comics.

As Sami steps into her role as a Program Associate in Richmond, she’ll support a dedicated group of tutors serving in Henrico, Petersburg, Hopewell, and Richmond Public Schools. To learn more about serving as a Literacy Lab tutor in Virginia, visit our website!