Teacher Preparation


Reading Recovery uses a two-tier level of curriculum for its professional development training. OSU Reading Recovery trainers provide initial training and continuing professional development to coaches who are called teacher leaders. Teacher leaders work at a sponsoring site or district and provide initial training and continuing professional development to Reading Recovery teachers.

Applying to be a Reading Recovery Teacher

Candidates for teacher training must be sponsored by a school district and hold a state-issued teaching license. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.

Sponsoring school districts apply to the nearest licensed teacher training site for an application. (See link, below, for OSU-affiliated teacher training sites.)

Teachers preparing to be Reading Recovery teachers enroll in six (6) semester hours over the course of an academic year and are taught by teacher leaders. Teachers teach Reading Recovery children during their training year. Following the initial year of training, teachers continue to participate in continuing professional development sessions at their local Reading Recovery site for as long as they remain in the program.

More Information

Site Name: SE Indiana RR
Name: Linda Ridings Vaught (Primary Contact)

SE Indiana RR Consortium
746 Parkwood Dr
Clarksville IN 47129

Work Phone: 812-989-0863
Email: lynnvaught1@gmail.com

Site Name: Vigo County Schools
Name: Debra Britton (Primary Contact)

Sugar Creek Consolidated Elementary School VCSC
4226 W Old Hwy 40
West Terre Haute IN 47885

Work Phone: 812-462-4443 Ext 67027
Email: dlb3@vigoschools.org

Site Name: Charles County Public Schools
Name: Beverly J. Wells (Primary Contact)

Indian Head ES
4200 Indian Head Hwy
Indian Head MD 20640

Work Phone: 301-934-7491 X7491
Email: bjwells@ccboe.com

Site Name: Prince George's County
Name: Kathryn G. Hardman (Primary Contact)

Thomas Claggett Rm 1
9201 E. Hampton Dr
Capitol Heights MD 20743

Work Phone: 301-808-8280
Email: kathryn.hardman@pgcps.org

Site Name: Atlantic City
Name: Lynn Massari (Primary Contact)

Richmond Avenue School
4115 Ventnor Ave
Atlantic City NJ 08401

Work Phone: 609-343-7250 Ext 7128
Email: lmassari@acboe.org

Site Name: Jersey City
Name: Alice Bennett (Primary Contact)

Jersey City BOE
839 Arbordale Dr
Clifford Beach NJ 07735

Work Phone: 732-566-6195
Email: abennett@jcboe.org

Site Name: Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
Name: Kristine Short (Primary Contact)

Cell Phone: 585-590-2964
Email: kristineeliseshort@gmail.com

Site Name: Orleans Niagara
Name: Antoinette DiBellonia (Primary Contact)

Work Phone: 716-731-6800 Ext. 3770
Email: adibellonia@onboces.org

Site Name: Nassau BOCES - Greater NY
Name: Mary Ellen Cull (Primary Contact)

Nassau BOCES-Greater NY Region
1 Merrick Ave
Westbury NY 11590

Work Phone: 516-608-6652
Email: mecull@nasboces.org

Site Name: NYC Empowerment
Name: Theresa Fazzolari (Primary Contact)

PS 247
7000 21st Ave
Brooklyn NY 11204-5404

Work Phone: 718-621-4562
Email: TFazzol@schools.nyc.gov

Site Name: NYC DOE
Name: Ann Marie Reddington (Primary Contact)

PS 126X
175 W 166th St
Bronx NY 10452

Work Phone: 718-681-6120 Ext. 220
Email: areddin@schools.nyc.gov

Site Name: Williamsville School District
Name: Caroline Flury-Kashmanian (Primary Contact)

Dodge Elementary School
1900 Dodge Rd
East Amherst NY 14051

Work Phone: 716-697-0026
Email: cmfluryk@gmail.com

Site Name: Currituck County Schools
Name: Kimberly Robertson (Primary Contact)

Work Phone: 252-453-0010
Email: krobertson@currituck.k12.nc.us

Site Name: Ashland/Mansfield City
Name: Teresa Fruth (Primary Contact)

Ashland University-144 Dwight Schar
401 College Ave
Ashland OH 44805-3799
Work Phone: 419-289-5370
Email: tfruth@ashland.edu

Site Name: Columbus City
Name: Lisa Chappel (Primary Contact)

Email: lchappel6540@columbus.k12.oh.us

Site Name: Delaware-Marion
Name: Lori Fitzgerald (Primary Contact)

Woodward Elementary
200 S Washington St
Delaware OH 43015

Work Phone: 740-833-1600
Email: fitzgelo@delawarecityschools.net

Site Name: Gahanna East
Name: Cheryl Steger (Primary Contact)

Chapelfield Elementary
280 Chapelfield Rd
Gahanna OH 43230

Work Phone: 614-478-5575
Email: stegerc@gjps.org

Site Name: Hamilton City Schools
Name: Carla Castator (Primary Contact)

533 Dayton St
Hamilton OH 45011

Work Phone: 513-887-5011
Email: ccastator@hcsdoh.org

Site Name: Jackson Local Schools
Name: Sharon Ritchey (Primary Contact)

Lake Cable Elementary School
5335 Villa Padova Dr NW
Canton OH 44718

Work Phone: 330-353-0571
Email: ser2jc@bearworks.jackson.sparcc.org

Site Name: Solon
Name: Jeff Williams (Primary Contact)

Solon City Schools
32345 Cannon Rd
Solon OH 44139

Work Phone: 440-349-7756
Email: jeffwilliams@solonboe.org

Site Name: South Western / Dublin
Name: Leslie A. McBane (Primary Contact)

Stiles Resource Center
4704 Stiles Ave
Columbus OH 43228-1954

Work Phone: 614-801-8388
Email: leslie.mcbane@swcs.us

Site Name: Warren City
Name: Lisa Rek (Primary Contact)

Warren City BOE
105 N High St
Warren OH 44481

Work Phone: 330-841-2321
Email: lisa.rek@neomin.org

Site Name: Washington Local Schools
Name: Karen Wilhelm (Primary Contact)

3505 W Lincolnshire Blvd
Toledo OH 43066

Work Phone: 419-215-0181
Email: kwilhelm@wls4kids.org

Site Name: Wright State University
Name: Heather Good (Primary Contact)

Wright State University
326 Allyn Hall
3640 Col Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435

Work Phone: 937-775-2764
Email: heather.good@wright.edu

Site Name: Zanesville
Name: Allison Karling

Zanesville City Schools
956 Moxahala Ave
Zanesville, OH 43701

Work Phone: 740-588-5555 Ext 5555
Email: akarling@zanesville.k12.oh.us

Site Name: Nashville Metro School
Name Marissa Cota (Primary Contact)

Martin Professional Development Center
2400 Fairfax Ave
Nashville TN 37212

Work Phone: 865-313-3837
Email: marissa.hicks@mnps.org

Site Name: Fairfax County
Name: Jacquelyn Alfriend (Primary Contact)

Fairfax County Public Schools
8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr, #4023
Fairfax VA 22031

Work Phone: 616-990-4333
Email: jacquelyn.alfriend@fcps.edu

Site Name: District of Columbia Public Schools
Name: Linda Randall (Primary Contact)

DC Public Schools
1200 First St NE, #11440
Washington DC 20002

Work Phone: 202-631-3195
Email: Linda.Randall@dc.gov