Great Rivers Literacy Specialists

Karen McGuirt -

Kelsey Riley -

Constance Watson -

The 2018-2019 school year focus of the GRESC K-12 Literacy Specialists is to support teachers with reading instruction that is aligned with the science of reading.

Professional Learning Opportunities

To register, visit and click on "2018 FALL CONF".

Reading Initiative for Student Excellence

ADE’s R.I.S.E (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Webpage

For information about R.I.S.E. Academy K-2, please contact Karen McGuirt, Lead K-2 Trainer.

For information about R.I.S.E. Academy 3-6, please contact Constance Watson, Lead 3-6 Trainer.

For information about the Pathway on ArkansasIDEAS, please contact Kelsey Riley.

Requirements of the Right to Read Act

Helpful Resources for Teachers

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