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Our Team

Meet the people working daily to bring Reading Universe to life with expertise in teaching, instruction design, professional development, and multimedia production.

WETA Learning Media

Reading Universe is a service of WETA, the flagship PBS station in Washington, D.C. and the home of national literacy websites Reading RocketsColorín Colorado, and AdLit. Meet our team.  

Barksdale Reading Institute

The Barksdale Reading Institute team developed our taxonomy and teaching guidance based on their storied success in Mississippi.

First Book

The First Book team is responsible for market research and educator outreach.

Thanking our Funders

Reading Universe is made possible by generous support from Jim & Donna Barksdale, the American Federation of Teachers, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and two anonymous donors.

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

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