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

Laura Stewart

National Director

Toni Ann Walsh

Vice President of Marketing & Development

Madeline Chilbert

Event Manager

Corey Johns

Finance Director

Kelli Johnson

Reading Coach Director

Brandi Lawson

Director of Digital Marketing and Website Development

Wendy Love

Executive Assistant

Jessica Pasik

Professional Development Coordinator

Andrea Simone

Office Manager

Katie Sojewicz

Professional Development Coordinator

Executive Board of Directors

Jorene Cook

Jorene Cook

President, Adjunct Professor at Utica College, Early Literacy Coach at Syracuse City School District

Christine Castiglia

Christine Castiglia

Secretary, Reading Coach at Oswego City School District

Stephanie Finn

Stephanie Finn

Vice President, Literacy Coach at West Genesee Central School District

Jill Ryan, CPA

Jill Ryan, CPA

Treasurer, Ryan & Ryan, CPAs

Board Members-at-Large

Mitchell Brookins

Mitchell Brookins

Director of Content, Leading Educators

Dr. Kymyona Burk

Dr. Kymyona Burk

Policy Director for Early Literacy at the Foundation for Excellence in Education

Sheila Clonan

Dr. Sheila Clonan

Psychologist, Educational Solutions CNY

Dr. Antonio Fierro

Dr. Antonio Fierro

National Literacy Consultant, Visiting Professor – State of Mississippi

Jon Law

Jon Law, CFP

CEO, CNY Consulting Group, LLC

Justin Morcelle

Justin Morcelle

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, KeyCorp

Dr. Phelton Cortez Moss

Dr. Phelton Cortez Moss

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Tougaloo College and Founder & Owner, ALL Means ALL Consulting, LLC

Amy Siracusano

Amy Siracusano

Literacy Integration Learning Specialist, Maryland Public Schools

Dr. Michelle Storie

Dr. Michelle Storie

Assistant Professor at SUNY Oswego


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.

Barksdale Reading Institute
Decoding Dyslexia Maryland
Reading Simplified
Teach My Kid To Read
Five From Five
Schools Cubed
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
Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction
Decoding Dyslexia CA
The Center for Development and Learning
Educational Solutions CNY
Collaborative Classroom
Decoding Dyslexia Ontario
The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy
Stern Center
Decoding Dyslexia Rhode Island
California Reading Coalition

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