District and 
School Leaders

School leaders are key to the literacy achievement of all students. Get support in developing a literacy model that inspires educators and students.

Literacy Coaches 
and Teacher Leaders

Train to become a literacy coach/teacher leader and support your colleagues in teaching literacy. Build a strong understanding of instructional coherence in literacy and develop the capacity to support and facilitate the continuous professional growth of your colleagues in teaching literacy.

Classroom Teachers, 
Interventionists 
and Specialists

Experienced and informed teaching is important to students’ literacy success. Our offerings help you guide your students in meeting and exceeding the state standards in English Language Arts.

Over 30 Years of Academic Excellence in Literacy Learning

The Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University has been engaged in thirty years of innovative, research-based, system-wide educational improvement efforts. We are focused on a single mission—to ensure that every child has the opportunity to live a literate life. 

Under the leadership of our founder Irene Fountas, we have been working with educators in school systems to improve children’s literacy.

30 Years

of experience improving
childhood literacy

50,000+

educators served from
across the nation and
around the world

Millions

of children’s lives
improved through literacy

December 21, 2021 Irene Fountas, Director

Assessment as the Gateway to Responsive Literacy Teaching

Responsive teaching always begins with the effective assessment of each learner’s unique profile.

December 10, 2021 Irene Fountas, Center Director

Lead for Literacy: Your Moment is Now

A sneak peek into Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell’s new professional book, Leading for Literacy; What Every School Leader Needs to Know.

November 5, 2021 Spring 2021 Online Graduate Courses

Spring 2022: Online Graduate Courses

Take your career to the next level, whether you are working in a remote setting or socially-distanced classroom!