About Us

The Reading League California

The Reading League California

The vision for the Reading League California is:

  • to help local, county, and state-based educators and administrators understand how to build quality reading programs, from preschool to grade 12, based on reading science and Structured Literacy by providing accessible, high quality professional learning opportunities.
  • to promote and support the use of reading science aligned course-work for statewide teacher preparation programs and professional learning opportunities for current educators.
  • to foster relationships and alliances with literacy organizations and advocacy groups statewide in an effort to spread the mission and grow the movement toward the use of reading science in California educational systems.
  • to create an inclusive organization that disrupts literacy inequities and actively represents the people, interests, and perspectives of California’s diverse demographic.

Meet Our Team

Executive Board

Kristen Koeller
Kristen KoellerPresident
Reading Intervention, MTSS, and Dyslexia Specialist
Leslie Zoroya
Leslie ZoroyaVice President
Project Director III, Reading/Language Arts
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Michelle Young
Michelle YoungCo-Secretary
EL Program Specialist/Reading Specialist
Jordan Paxhia Marion M.Ed.
Jordan Paxhia Marion M.Ed.Co-Secretary
Educator and Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner
Holly Aranda
Holly ArandaTreasurer
Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist & Trainer
Sharon Dunn
Sharon DunnMission Partners
MTSS Leadership Consultant LLC, Co-creator of the Facebook group page – Science of Reading for Administrators: What teachers want you to know!
Former principal of Loudon Elementary School in Bakersfield, CA
Dr. Teerath Kaur Grewal
Dr. Teerath Kaur GrewalSocial Media
Educator, Founder of
Everest Scholars
Ronit Glickman
Ronit GlickmanRegional Equity
Teacher, Advocate, and Mother of a child with dyslexia
Dr. Kathy Futterman
Dr. Kathy FuttermanHigher Education
Adjunct Faculty-Cal State East Bay
District-wide Educational Specialist-Mt. Diablo USD
Professional Educational Therapist.

Board of Directors

Dr. Young-Suk Kim
Dr. Young-Suk KimDirector
Professor and the Senior Associate Dean, School of Education, University of California Irvine

Advisory Board Members

Linda Diamond
Linda DiamondAdvisory Board
Consultant and Author of “Teaching Reading Sourcebook” and “Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures ”
Laura Rhinehart Ph.D.
Laura Rhinehart Ph.D.Advisory Board
Assistant Researcher
Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice
University of California, Los Angeles
Jessica Hamman
Jessica HammanAdvisory Board
Founder & CEO of Glean Education
Todd Collins
Todd CollinsAdvisory Board
California Reading Coalition
Michael Solis
Michael SolisAdvisory Board
Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Julie Washington
Dr. Julie WashingtonDirector
Professor, School of Education. University of California, Irvine
Dr. Janice Jones
Dr. Janice JonesDirector
Director, Multilingual Programs & State/Federal Accountability
Hemet Unified School District

Reimagine the Future of Reading

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