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Educator Cadre

Our cadre of veteran teachers from urban, suburban, and rural classrooms across the country were vital in helping us make Reading Universe an effective resource for educators.

  • April Valentine

    “I love meeting with the Reading Universe Cadre monthly. It is a powerhouse of expert minds in education from all over the country. We have exceptionally rich conversations about the best practices in reading instruction. I know for sure that the product would be just as exceptional and most importantly, an amazing resource for teachers!”

    April Valentine Third Grade Teacher Toledo, Ohio
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    “I plan to use RU as a resource to teach reading more sequentially. It allows me to see what skill a student struggles with the most because the curriculum is designed in sections or blocks. The site gives me clear direction on teaching the specific reading skill and provides materials I can use.”

    Alonso Jaque Pino EL Teacher Roseville, Minnesota
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    “Getting to collaborate with other educators who are as passionate as I am about reading is a breath of fresh air! Seeing that others want to be agents of change encourages me to continue to fight for research-based practices, because I know they are what works.”

    Emily Jennings Fourth Grade Teacher Wacoochee, Alabama

Reading Universe is made possible by generous support from Jim & Donna Barksdale, the AFT, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and three anonymous donors.

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