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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

April 8, 2021 Summer 2021 Online Graduate Courses

Summer 2021: Online Graduate Courses

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

March 26, 2021 Center News

SUMMER 2021: Professional Development Literacy Educators and School Leaders

Make the most of your summer! Check out these literacy professional development opportunities.

February 26, 2021 Irene Fountas, Director

Learning to Read is Complex: No Reading Program is an Alternative to Teacher Expertise

As a literacy teacher, your understanding of the composite of competencies that are characteristic of effective reading and writing and how they change over time will set the pathway for your teaching.