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Neely Reilly

Project Coordinator

What I like most about my role within the Center is…

I enjoy working with all the wonderful people on our team and getting exposure to all the different projects going on in our center. And playing a small part in helping children learn to read.  

What I believe in

Being kind to everyone! A smile can go a long way 😊

Previous work highlights

I sold financial and accounting software.

Favorite book

I could never pick a favorite book! I get stressed thinking about all the amazing books I won’t get the chance to read in this lifetime.  

Fun fact

I just ran my first marathon in April 2022! 


I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2022 with a BA in Psychology. Go Vols!  

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Featured Blog Posts

September 22, 2023 Irene Fountas, Director

Calling All Coaches: Consider Small Language Moves for a Big Impact  

If you are a coach, teacher leader, principal or other administrator, you may not fully realize how your language impacts each educator in your school community.

September 12, 2023 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Getting to Know Your Readers

Observational assessment, in the form of a benchmark reading conference, is a good way to begin the journey of teaching literacy in the new school year.

August 10, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

A World of Songs, Poems, and Nursery Rhymes 

Have you considered the many benefits of using songs, nursery rhymes, and poetry in your classroom? Here are some recommendations as you get started.