When Reading Recovery first came to the U.S. in 1985, I had just completed a doctorate and was beginning my career in literacy leadership as a language arts coordinator. My interest in Reading Recovery began because of Reading Recovery's strong theoretical foundation in early literacy learning. The professional learning model valued tentativeness, flexibility, and problem solving. Learning to observe closely individual strengths and use these strengths to contribute to a working system that results in growth in literacy processing guides my teaching and learning daily. I have been so fortunate to have learned from such a powerful model of literacy learning and celebrated new understanding with wonderful colleagues across the years. Thank you, Reading Recovery professionals!

Anne Simpson, Texas Woman's University | Denton, TX