The mission of The Reading League is to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-aligned reading instruction.

We have set forth to accomplish our mission by:

  • Recruiting thousands of League members
  • Offering Live Events and an Annual Conference
  • Establishing a social media presence
  • Compiling resources for professional learning on our Knowledge Base page
  • Forming partnerships with schools that include tailored professional development experiences and school-based coaching
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The purpose of The Reading League is to increase knowledge of science-based approaches to teach reading as well as research that demystifies how people learn to benefit the lives of millions of students. We train and support educators and school leaders. By extension, we also serve parents, specialists, and researchers. We believe all children can learn to read and all teachers can learn to teach them.


Meet Our Team

Dr. Maria Murray

President & CEO

Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry

Vice President – Professional Development

Christine Goodman, CPA

Vice President of Finance & Human Resources

Toni Ann Walsh

Vice President of Marketing & Development

Laura Stewart

National Director

Katie Sojewicz

Professional Development Coordinator

Kelli Johnson

Reading Coach Director

Madeline Chilbert

Event Manager

Andrea Simone

Office Manager

Executive Board of Directors

  • Dr. Jorene Cook: President, Adjunct Professor at Utica College, Early Literacy Coach at Syracuse City School District
  • Stephanie Finn: Vice President, Literacy Coach at West Genesee Central School District
  • Jill Ryan, CPA: Treasurer, Ryan & Ryan, CPAs
  • Christine Castiglia: Secretary, Reading Coach at Oswego City School District

Board Members-at-Large

  • Dr. Kymyona Burk: Policy Director for Early Literacy at the Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • Mitchell Brookins: Director of Content, Leading Educators
  • Dr. Sheila Clonan: Psychologist, Educational Solutions CNY
  • Dr. Phelton Cortez Moss: Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Tougaloo College and Founder & Owner, ALL Means ALL Consulting, LLC.
  • Dr. Antonio Fierro: National Literacy Consultant, Visiting Professor – State of Mississippi
  • Jon Law, CFP: CEO, CNY Consulting Group, LLC
  • Justin Morcelle: Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, KeyCorp
  • Jessica Pasik: Adjunct Professor at SUNY Oswego, Reading Specialist at Fulton City School District
  • Amy Siracusano: Literacy Integration Learning Specialist, Maryland Public Schools
  • Dr. Michelle Storie: Assistant Professor at SUNY Oswego

Advisory Board Members

  • Dr. John Garruto: Adjunct Professor at SUNY Oswego, School Psychologist at Oswego City School District
  • Dr. David Kilpatrick: Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Cortland
  • Dr. Kristen Munger: Associate Dean, School of Education at SUNY Oswego
  • Patrice Murphy: Reading Specialist, Baldwinsville Central School District

Mission Partners

These not-for-profit organizations support The Reading League’s mission, and we support theirs. If you are interested in becoming a Mission Partner, please email us at info@thereadingleague.org, and include your website and mission statement.

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