SYRACUSE, NY – Dr. Maria Murray, CEO and President of The Reading League has been named as a trustee to Central New York PBS-Affiliate WCNY.
“I am honored to join the board of this community-driven organization. WCNY’s mission to connect with the curious of all ages through innovation, creative content, educational programs, and transformative experiences complements The Reading League’s mission perfectly. I hope to bring my knowledge of the education system, reading science, and Central New York connections to the table to strengthen WCNY’s commitment to the community,” said Dr. Murray.
Maria S. Murray is the founder, CEO and President of The Reading League. A pioneer in the “science of reading” movement, she has been active in this field for more than 20 years. Prior to founding The Reading League, Maria was an associate professor at SUNY Oswego where she taught courses related to literacy assessment and intervention for 10 years. Passionate about the prevention and remediation of reading difficulty, Maria consistently strives to increase educator knowledge and strengthen the connections between research and practice. She received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from Syracuse University, where she taught as an adjunct and served as project coordinator for Benita Blachman’s numerous federally funded early reading intervention grants for 12 years.