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Vanessa Collier-Robinson

Associate Director of Early Literacy

Vanessa leads the Book Babies program in Durham, North Carolina. She directs all aspects of this program with a team of professional Literacy Coach home visitors and administrative staff who meet and grow family enrollment and retention goals, and develop and nurture partnerships in our home community.

As an elementary school educator in Washington, DC and in Durham and as a licensed clinician, Vanessa brings valuable coaching experience, strategic thinking skills, and a vital lens into the essential attachment and connection that builds trusting relationships between children and families – and the professionals with whom they partner.

Vanessa has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in Teaching from American University. She completed her undergraduate work at UNC Chapel Hill with a double major in Psychology and Romance Languages, with a focus on Spanish.

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