About Us

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to increase stakeholder knowledge of science-based approaches to teach reading, as well as research that demystifies how people learn to read. We train and support educators and school leaders. By extension, we also serve parents, specialists, and researchers.

We are a national education nonprofit led by educators and reading experts dedicated to promoting knowledge to reimagine the future of literacy education and accelerate the global movement toward reading instruction grounded in science.

Leadership Team

Dr. Maria Murray

Dr. Maria Murray
President & CEO

Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry

Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry
Chief Academic Officer

Christine Goodman

Christine Goodman, CPA
Chief Administrative Officer


Toni Ann Walsh
Chief Program Officer


Meet Our Staff

Ryan Buggy
Data Manager

Jaime Burse
Director of Virtual Coaching

Altheria Caldera
DEIB Consultant

Madeline Chilbert
Event Director

Danielle Fleckenstein
Director of Operations – Professional Development

Cindy Fraser
Professional Development Administrative Assistant

Corey Johns
Finance Director

Kari Kurto
National Science of Reading Project Director

Brandi Lawson
Marketing Director

Wendy Love
Executive Assistant

Stephanie Neuman
E-commerce Manager

Jessica Pasik
Professional Development Director

Andrea Setmeyer, NCSP
National Chapter Coordinator

Andrea Simone
Office Manager

Anne Marie Smith
Development Director

Katie Sojewicz
Professional Development Director


Mission Partners

These not-for-profit organizations support The Reading League’s mission, and we support theirs.

Barksdale Reading Institute
Decoding Dyslexia Maryland
Reading Simplified
Teach My Kid To Read
Five From Five
Schools Cubed
Literacy Alliance of PA
Glean Education
Read Washington
Everyone Reading
Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education
John Corcoran Foundation
International Dyslexia Association Florida Branch
The International Dyslexia Association, Oregon Branch
Mind Play
New York Association of School Psychologists
Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia
International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction
Neuhaus Education Center
Phillips FLC
Landmark School Outreach
Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction
Decoding Dyslexia CA
The Center for Development and Learning
Educational Solutions CNY
Collaborative Classroom
Success for All Foundation
Decoding Dyslexia Ontario
The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy
Stern Center
Decoding Dyslexia Rhode Island
California Reading Coalition
Step By Step Learning
The Reading League

Join the Movement

Join us as we reimagine the future of reading education together. Stay up to date with our programs, professional development opportunities, events, and resources tailored to guide you as you build your professional knowledge.