We train you to teach every child to read.
We use Read Write Inc. to achieve this mission.
Read Write Inc. is a systematic synthetic phonics, research-based, comprehensive literacy program with a whole-school approach to teaching reading and writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics is data driven, allowing every teacher to meet their students exactly where they are on their reading adventure.
Ruth Miskin Literacy Inc. provides dynamic, passionate training and ongoing support to teach every child to read.
Implementation and Investment
Meet Colleen Somich, Head of Training America:
Colleen is committed to every child learning to read and loving it – despite background, language, or need.
Your school’s unique context matters. Colleen listens to your goals; delivers radical, responsive, engaging training and supports thoughtful implementation of Read Write Inc. She has successfully trained hundreds of elementary schools across 10 countries and more than 15 states producing transformational literacy outcomes for children.
With over a decade of teaching and leadership experience, Colleen began her career as a first grade teacher in Saint Louis, MO. Teach For America recognized her classroom’s significant academic progress as a Sue Lehmann Award finalist. After, she continued serving in Brooklyn, NY as a teacher and Dean of School Culture.
In the United Kingdom, Colleen led as Assistant Principal at an Ofsted-Rated Outstanding charter school before joining Ruth Miskin Training as a Consultant Trainer. Now, in Massachusetts, she is the Head of Training America at Ruth Miskin Literacy Inc.
Colleen was an Adjunct Professor at New York University Steinhardt from 2018-2021, teaching Facilitating School Literacy Reform to graduate students.
Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in Elementary Education.