Our Staff


Sarah Collinge | President

Sarah Collinge founded Read Side By Side Publications in August 2011 after eleven years as an elementary school teacher. She is author of Raising the Standards Through Chapter Books: The C. I. A. Approach, as well as the C. I. A. Units of Study and the C. I. A. Book Club Teacher’s Guides. Sarah trains teachers all across the nation in her innovative C. I. A. Approach to reading.

Sarah has taught in intermediate classrooms of Title 1 schools, and has also served as literacy coach in classrooms K-6. She holds a Masters in Literacy Instruction.

Her extensive knowledge of current research and standards, as well as her practical experience in the classroom, brings credibility and resonance to her contributions to the field of literacy.


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Bethany Robinson | Consulting and Sales

Co-author of the C.I.A. Units of Study, Bethany Robinson leads consulting and sales for Read Side By Side.  She holds certification in Teaching English as a Second Language and Masters in Literacy Instruction.

Her extensive background in literacy includes experience as an ELL teacher, a literacy coach, and a state-level school improvement consultant.  She is most proud of her work at ESD 105 in Yakima, Washington, where she served schools in bottom 5% of the state.  Bethany has worked with over 34 school districts in WA state providing systems support for literacy in 70 schools. With expertise in elementary literacy, the Common Core State Standards, ELL instruction, bilingual programs, and certifications in RTI and LETRS, Bethany has many skills to offer our clients.


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Nicole Bowes | Customer Service, Consulting and Sales

Nicole Bowes graduated from Central Washington University and holds a bachelors in Elementary Education. This coupled with her classroom experience at the middle school level provides valued perspective to both the Read Side by Side Team as well as prospective clients.

Upon joining Read Side by Side, Nicole has worked tirelessly to read and analyze every facet of our comprehensive curriculum and has expert knowledge of each literacy component. Her extensive knowledge of our curriculum and expertise as a former teaching professional provides much to offer our clients. Look forward to interacting with her through all of your customer service and consulting needs!


Kristina Rutledge | Operations Manager

Kristina Rutledge is the Operations Manager at Read Side by Side. She has over 10 years experience working in a business to business setting, in the software and technology industry.

Kristina is dedicated to creating a positive customer service experience for Read Side by Side clients. Her passions include customer experience, data, strategy, and workflow. She manages the day to day operations and growth trajectory at Read Side by Side.


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