Our Staff





Sarah Collinge left the classroom in 2011 to solve a curriculum problem:  intermediate students struggled to comprehend the texts they wanted to read and therefore experienced a lack of motivation and desire to read.  Over the past six years, Sarah has diligently worked to solve this problem by authoring the Read Side by Side Reading Program.  She now travels world-wide to train teachers in her unique C. I. A. Approach.  Learn more about Sarah’s story.

What does Sarah love most about this company?

“I love providing resources that empower teachers and fuel their passion for teaching!”

What is Sarah’s favorite book in the Read Side by Side Reading Program?

“Never ask the author to pick her favorite book.  That’s like asking a mother, ‘Who’s your favorite child?’”

Contact Sarah to have her present at your next reading conference or answer questions about the program.

Read Sarah’s blog.

Bethany Robinson is co-author of the Read Side by Side Reading Program and travels world-wide to provide training and consulting to schools and districts. Bethany’s unique expertise in school improvement, bilingual literacy, and the Common Core State Standards allows her to help schools achieve tremendous growth in reading and close the achievement gap!

What does Bethany love most about this company?

“Being able to help clients build supportive literacy systems that meet the needs of their unique demographic.”

What is Bethany’s favorite book in the Read Side by Side Reading Program?

“First Light, by Rebecca Stead”

Contact Bethany to have her consult in your building or answer your sales questions

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Dr. Peter Dewitz joined the Read Side by Side staff in 2016. After analyzing the top core reading programs on the market, Peter determined that the Read Side by Side Reading Program was far more eloquent in its design. He joined the Read Side by Side team in 2016 and has since supported the company in marketing the research base of the program. He is currently working on a formal evaluation of the Read Side by Side Reading Program.

What does Peter love most about this company?

“The innovative spirit of the company! At Read Side by Side we are eager to break the mold and create programs that excite both teacher and students—programs that work!”

What is Peter’s favorite book in the Read Side by Side Reading Program?

“Holes, by Louis Sachar. I love the complex, interwoven plot and marvel at Louis Sachar’s ability to create it.”

Contact Peter to learn more about the research base of the Read Side By Side Reading Program.

Read Peter’s blog.

Nicole Bowes provides support to clients as they purchase and implement the Read Side by Side Reading Program. Her classroom experience, knowledge of the program, and efficient response time provides a quality customer experience!

What does Nicole love most about this company?

“The best part of my job is feeling like I have the opportunity to help someone every day.”

What is Nicole’s favorite book in the Read Side by Side Reading Program?

“Holes, by Louis Sachar.”

Contact Nicole for questions about product, ordering, and registration.

Kristina Rutledge works behind the scenes to ensure that the customer experience with Read Side by Side is positive. Her experience working with start-up companies influences marketing, branding, and inventory.

What does Kristina love most about this company?

“The opportunity to witness teachers passionately engaged in their craft. Hosting teachers at workshops and events has become the highlight for me.”

What is Kristina’s favorite book in the Read Side by Side Reading Program?

“Chains, By Laurie Halse Anderson. I cannot wait for my daughter to read it so we can discuss!”

Contact Kristina for questions about customer service.