Collaboration with the Nation's Leading Researchers & Practitioners

READ 180 is built on over twenty years of scientifically-based research and an ongoing collaboration of the country’s leading researchers and reading experts. READ 180 was developed in careful consultation with our core authors.

Dr. Ted Hasselbring READ 180 Senior Program Author, System 44 Author

“The power of adaptive technology can help even the most reluctant reader become successful.” Read Full Bio >

Laura Goin READ 180 Lead Reseacher and Designer

“Foundational skills are criticalfor the development of competent readers, and using adaptive technology to develop these skills affords every student an entry point for success.” Read Full Bio >

Dr. Kate Kinsella READ 180 Senior Program Advisor, Coauthor rBook, LBook

“We have a major responsibility to help students become more flexible learners and be prepared to succeed within a diversity of academic and professional settings.” Read Full Bio >

Dr. Kevin Feldman READ 180 Senior Program Advisor, Coauthor rBook

“The motto in an active participation classroom is ‘learning is not a spectator’s sport—if it’s worth doing then we all need to do it!’” Read Full Bio >

Professional Advisors

Dr. Marilyn Adams Ph.D. Visiting Professor, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Department, Brown University

Dr. Marilyn Jager Adams holds a Ph.D. from Brown University in cognitive psychology and developmental psychology and is internationally regarded... Read Full Bio >

Susan Gendron President, International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE); Policy Coordinator for SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium

Dr. Susan Gendron served as the Maine Commissioner of Education until May 2010 when she assumed the role of Policy Coordinator.... Read Full Bio >

Dr. Julie Washington Ph.D. Professor, Language & Literacy Initiative, Department of Educational Psychology, Georgia State University

Julie A. Washington, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University... Read Full Bio >

Dr. David Rose, Ed.D. Chief Scientist CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)

In 1984, Dr. David Rose helped to found CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) with a vision of expanding opportunities for all students.... Read Full Bio >

Dr. Milton Chen, Ph.D. Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Emeritus The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dr. Chen has been a leading figure in educational media for more than 20 years. He joined The George Lucas Educational Foundation as... Read Full Bio >

Sharon M. Draper Author, Educator, and 1997 National Teacher of the Year

Sharon Draper’s books include the Hazelwood High Trilogy: Tears of a Tiger (winner of the first Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award… Read Full Bio >

Jo Gusman Founder of New Horizons in Education, Inc. and former teacher

Jo Gusman grew up in a Spanish speaking farm-working family who experienced the challenges that non-English speakers face in the United States..... Read Full Bio >

Cindi Sanchez Implementation Manager Scholastic Education

Cindi Sanchez joined the Scholastic family in 1998 as an educational consultant. Her experience in staff development and training encompasses all areas of literacy instruction... Read Full Bio >

Tonya Ward Singer Language Development Literacy Consultant Coauthor of the READ 180, LBook

Tonya Ward Singer is a language development and literacy consultant with extensive classroom experience helping English language learners and striving readers... Read Full Bio >