Literacy Summits

Read On Arizona Literacy Summit 2016

The Read On Arizona Literacy Summit 2016 (August 23, 2016) brought together community members and partners, from across the state and nation, to share knowledge and tools that help advance our collective efforts to advance early literacy—and make third grade reading proficiency a reality for Arizona’s children.

Welcome and Opening Remarks


The Honorable
Doug Ducey

Governor, State of Arizona


Pacesetter Recognition:
Ron Fairchild

Senior Consultant, The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading


Terri Clark
Terri Clark
Arizona Literacy Director, Read On Arizona


Literacy Champions Panel


Lisa Daniels
Managing Partner, KPMG

Rep. Jill Norgaard
Arizona House of Representatives, Legislative District 18


Susan Pepin, MD, MPH
President and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust


Kristi Yamaguchi
Founder, Always Dream Foundation


Moderator: Sam Leyvas
CEO, First Things First

LIT Talks


MapLIT: Early Literacy Factors
Robert Vagi

Research Consultant, ASU, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College


Read On Arizona’s New Language and Literacy Campaign
Pearl Chang Esau

President and CEO, Expect More Arizona


The Lectio Approach to Better Literacy Outcomes
Kelly Kulsrud

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Lectio

Building the Early Literacy Pipeline: A Whole Child Approach


Robin Blitz, MD, FAAP
Developmental Pediatrics Team Director, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Riley Frei
Superintendent, Bullhead City Elementary School District


Jordan Krause
Principal, AmeriSchools


Dr. Marvene Lobato
Superintendent, Fowler Elementary School District


Dawn Wallace
Director & Education Policy Advisor, Governor’s Office of Education


Moderator: Dr. Paul Stanton
Superintendent, Washington Elementary School District


Phoenix Final Four – “Read to the Final Four Arizona” Literacy Program Announcment


Cyone Batiste
Marketing/Community Engagement Manager, Phoenix Final Four Local Organizing Committee