About Us

The Reading League Minnesota

All students can learn to read, and all teachers can learn to teach them.

Meet The Board

Sarah Carlson-Wallrath, JD, OG-CT
Sarah Carlson-Wallrath, JD, OG-CTCo-Chair
Literacy Advocate and Tutor

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Deb Dwyer, CTT- OG
Deb Dwyer, CTT- OGCo-Chair
Science of Reading Consultant & Practitioner

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Abbey Payeur, PhD
Abbey Payeur, PhDVice-Chair
Assistant Professor, Bethel University

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Susie Willey
Susie WilleySecretary
Literacy Advocate

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Chris Belmont, PsyS., NCSP
Chris Belmont, PsyS., NCSPDirector
School Psychologist, Benton-Stearns Ed. Dist.

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Sarah Schmidt
Sarah SchmidtDirector
Director of Teaching and Learning, Chisago Lakes School District

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Elizabeth Deen
Elizabeth DeenDirector
Director of Teaching and Learning, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative

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Malachi Johnson
Malachi JohnsonDirector
Fifth Grade Teacher, Gage Elementary, Rochester Public Schools

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Erin Gillett, PhD
Erin Gillett, PhDDirector
Professor, Minnesota State University Moorhead

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Adrianne Lecuyer
Adrianne LecuyerDirector
Early Learning Literacy Coach, Moorhead Area Public Schools

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Kelsey Didrikson
Kelsey DidriksonDirector
7th Grade Teacher, Roseau High School

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Open Director

Ambassadors: statewide network of literacy leaders

Board of Directors Contact: Deb Dwyer

Allison Bakkum – Douglas County

Kara DeVriendt – Crow Wing County

Sara Edgar – Sherburne County

Jessie Forston – Hennepin County

Shannon Gossen – Lincoln County

Mindy Glazier – Crow Wing County

Kevin Hoisington – Stearns County

Susan Johnson – Hennepin County

Nancy Litvack – Hennepin County

Judy Livingston – Washington County

Pam Mehlin – Cass County

Erin Nemetz – Hennepin County

Nicole Pinkerton – Hennepin

Lindsey Scanlon – Washington County

Rebecca Steinhorst – Ottertail County

Susan Thomson – Hennepin County

Heather Vaillancourt – McLeod County

Karyn Willenbring – Carver County


Reimagine the Future of Reading

Help us bring the science of reading to every educator, parent, and child.