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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

May 17, 2021 Center News

ProvenTutoring: New Tutoring Coalition Launches Effort to Deliver Services To 4 Million Children in the 2021-22 School Year

In partnership with The Ohio State University, we are proud that LLI is recommended and featured on the National Proven Tutoring website.

May 13, 2021 Cindy Downend, Assistant Director, Literacy Programs

Five Tips for Ensuring the Success of Literacy Coaches and Teacher Leaders

Investing in building the expertise of the teachers in your school is one of the most lasting decisions a leader can make.

May 5, 2021 Kass & Cornelius Minor

Kids, Books, and Anti-Racism Series: The Quest for Joyful and Equitable Literacy Learning Continues with The Minor Collective!

The Minors have designed a few frameworks and strategies to make the work doable and supportive for all people involved in literacy learning