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ReadTennessee.org is a joint project designed to allow teachers, families and community members to work together for the benefit of young children throughout the state of Tennessee. The following organizations and individuals participated in the development of the ReadTennessee.org.


Tennessee Department of Education 

Tammy Shelton, Project Manager

Crissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee



 Center for Literacy, Education & Employment, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(Geri Mulligan, Director)

Kim Chaney-Bay Lisa Crawford Regina Curran
Olga Ebert Anastasiya Loboda Brandy Pittman
Connie White Danielle Davis Patrick Watson



ReadTennessee.org Advisory Group

Jan Bushing, Advisory Group Leader

Amanda Atchley
Regina Boulware-Gooden
Jan Bushing
Janet Camp
Connie Casha
Monica Causey
Dennis Ciancio
Hank Clay
Janet Coscarelli
Etta Crittenden
Jana Crosby
Nancy Duggin
Dale Farran
Jane Fisher
Susan Fivecoat
Sky Gallegos Christi Gibbs Charlene Grisham
James Herman
Latonya Hudson
Marsha Hybarger
Mia Hyde Linda Kennard Jan Lanier
Nancy Ledbetter
Veronica McDonald
Katrina Miller
Karen Moody
Bonnie Pipkin
Bethany Rittle-Johnson
Dan Ross Monica Shaw Kim Shoulder
Tabatha Siddiqi Kelli Welborn
Lindsey Wesson
Diane Willey  Jeremy Winters Mary Witherspoon



Additional content development, resources, and/or expertise provided by

Mary Alibrandi Amanda Atchley
Richard Audet
Karen Bacigalupo
Jeff Bay
Melissa Brock
Jo Ann Cady
Dennis Ciancio
Jana Crosby
Barbara Denson
Nancy Duggin
Debby Gould
Becky Holden
Amy Holmes
Mia Hyde
Nancy Ledbetter
Michelle Lewis
Teri Lindsey
Ryan Nivens Bethany Rittle-Johnson Dan Ross
Rachel Steiner
Carol Thigpin
Debbie Vaughn
Kelli Welborn
Jeremy Winters

Teachers and parents of students at East Lincoln Elementary School, Tullahoma, TN (Jane Fisher, Principal).

Dr. Dan Lawson, Tullahoma City Schools

Denise McMillan, Wilson County Schools

Ashley Lommel, Highland Year-Round School
Daniela Floresguerra,  Hal Henard Elementary
Sharon Norris,  Hal Henard Elementary
Robin Jones,  Eastview Elementary
Louann Southerland, Eastview Elementary
Candace Patai, Reading Coach, Elizabethton City Schools
Tony Dalton, Curriculum Specialist/Instructional Coach, Hamblen County Department of Instruction
Robbi Nash, retired educator
Mary Morse, University of Tennessee
Danielle South, University of Tennessee


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