Sharing knowledge, inspiring change.

How do our brains learn to read? What are the underlying causes when students have difficulty? How do we prevent those difficulties? How do we remediate those difficulties? The scientific evidence base has converged to answer all of these questions. By leveraging the existing research in ways that inspire educators to refine their literacy instruction, The Reading League bridges the gap between research and classroom practice. This results in improved literacy outcomes for students.

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  • Awareness,

  • Understanding, and

  • Use of evidence-based reading instruction

Dr. Wolf’s words remind us that informed decision making around literacy instruction is vitally important in the lives of students. The Reading League is firmly committed to:

  • Building an awareness that the scientific research evidence base exists
  • Fostering an understanding of how the evidence base informs classroom practice
  • Supporting educators as they implement instructional practices that align with the evidence base

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


Meet Our Team

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Dr. Maria Murray

President & CEO

Laura Stewart

National Director

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

Madeline Chilbert

Event Manager

Kelli Johnson

Reading Coach Director

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
  • Jon Law, CFP: Treasurer, CEO CNY Consulting Group, LLC
  • 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
  • Dr. Sheila Clonan: Psychologist, Educational Solutions CNY
  • Dr. Doreen Mazzye: Assistant Professor at SUNY Oswego
  • Patrice Murphy: Adjunct Professor at SUNY Oswego, Reading Specialist at Baldwinsville School District
  • Jessica Pasik: Adjunct Professor at SUNY Oswego, Reading Specialist at Fulton City School District
  • Jill Ryan, CPA: Ryan & Ryan, CPAs
  • Amy Siracusano: Literacy Integration Learning Specialist, Maryland Public Schools
  • Dr. Michelle Storie: Assistant Professor at SUNY Oswego

Advisory Board Members

  • Dr. Antonio Fierro: National Literacy Consultant, Visiting Professor – State of Mississippi
  • 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

Financial Statements

FY2018 Financial Statement

Form 990

FY2018 Form 990

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