Jarred Amato

Project LIT Community

Dr. Jarred Amato is an award-winning educator from Nashville, TN, and the founder of Project LIT Community, a national literacy movement. Jarred is an avid reader, writer and speaker who enjoys collaborating with fellow educators to improve literacy attitudes and outcomes in our schools and communities. Jarred is a two-time MNPS Blue Ribbon teacher and the recipient of the Penguin Random House Teacher Award for Literacy as well as the Inspiring Educator Award from the Nashville Public Education Foundation. Jarred has served in several teacher-leadership roles over the past decade, and he has received Teacher of the Year honors at Maplewood High School and Jere Baxter Middle School, where he taught for the first six years of his career. Dr. Amato received his B.A. in English and History from Vanderbilt University, his M.A.T. from Belmont University, and his Ed.D. from Lipscomb University. You can follow Jarred at @jarredamato and @projectlitcomm on Twitter!

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