The Reading League Florida

The Reading League Florida is an affiliate chapter of the national not-for-profit organization, The Reading League. Our mission is to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-based reading instruction across Florida by providing professional development and other resources to teachers and stakeholders around the state. Our group of volunteer leaders is comprised of teachers, parents, university faculty, administrators, physicians, private clinicians, and others who are dedicated to aligning reading instruction around the state with evidence-based practices that yield the greatest gain for the largest proportion of students.

Meet Our Team

Jesse Steif Ed.S., NCSPPresident
Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist

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Kristen KoellerVice President
Certified Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher (CERI)

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Lynne MowattSecretary
Marisa Ramirez Stukey, PhDOfficer at Large
Senior Director with the Center for the Collaborative Classroom

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Eileen LeiliTreasurer
Tiffany BellDirector
Judith Cohen, PhDDirector
Director of Clinical Experiences and literacy courses professor in the Special Education Program in the School of Education and Human Development, at Florida International University (FIU)

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Kelly Farquharson, PhDDirector
Associate professor and director of the Children’s Literacy and Speech Sound (CLaSS) lab at Florida State University

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Lida Grillo Director
Mandy HortonDirector
Sharon Israel, Ph.D.Director
Kariann LottDirector
Janet Lubian RichardsonDirector
Licensed school psychologist in Palm Beach County Public Schools

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Cassandra Murphy AtkinsDirector
Ana Pazos, PhDDirector
Andy Pham, PhDDirector
Kathryn Picano MortonDirector
Joy PropstDirector
Paige Pullen, PhDDirector
Desiree RybinskiDirector
Sandra SoperDirector
Eric Tridas, M.D. Director
Founder and Senior Partner of The Tridas Group, retired Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics

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Barbara WilmarthDirector
Instructional Staff Developer for the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department in Pinellas County Schools

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