"Welcome to Ujima Language and Literacy! I've always had a passion for literacy and language. As a literacy expert, I believe if we help children reach certain learning gains earlier, we can set them up for success."
-Dr. Shurita Thomas-Tate
Dr. Shurita Thomas-Tate is an associate professor of speech-language pathology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Missouri State University. Dr. Thomas-Tate is the Springfield NAACP Education Committee Chair and leads the NAACP Youth Council. Dr. Thomas-Tate is also a member of the Springfield R-12 Board of Education.