Theresa Sladek, MA, is the National Partnerships and Northstar New Business Specialist at Literacy Minnesota. She’s currently consulting with national organizations and state governments on implementing Northstar Digital Literacy assessments and curriculum. In addition, she is managing a project in conjunction with the local county on providing digital navigation to people who have experienced job and income loss due to COVID, is point person for Literacy Minnesota on a national study regarding digital navigation conducted by WorldEd, and consults on a statewide digital equity survey in Minnesota. Aside from work related to digital literacy, she works with Literacy Minnesota’s national Open Door Collective program and is on Literacy Minnesota’s DEI Governance Committee. Prior to this work, she developed statewide training on Navigation related to helping adults stay in school and taught ESL and GED classes. Theresa has a BS in Biology from Lewis and Clark College and a MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She worked as a counselor, project manager and corporate trainer before joining the field of education.