David is a nationally recognized reading expert who is uniquely able to translate research on the brain and reading into practical applications for teachers and students. Prior to being involved with the Common Core State Standards and helping educators in all settings make the shifts they need to so students can thrive, David taught and led schools at all grade levels during a 35 year school-based career.
Meredith taught for over 30 years in a variety of settings. She and David have particular interest in getting instructional materials right for teachers and students at all levels and making sure teachers have the knowledge they need to work confidently with students. Meredith is one of a handful of nationally certified literacy coaches for College and Career Standards for Adult Basic Education and also loves to work with career and technical teachers along with elementary and middle school teachers.
David and Meredith are long time collaborators. They live in Vermont and love working together.