The Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc. is a not-for-profit association of Reading Recovery professionals, advocates, and partners.
The Council provides a network of opportunities for leadership and professional development and is an advocate for Reading Recovery throughout North America. Membership is open to anyone interested in Reading Recovery and early literacy.
Members include Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, site coordinators, university trainers, and partners who are classroom teachers, early literacy educators, Title I teachers, school principals and administrators, school board members, researchers, parents, and community members.
The Council provides a wide variety of programs and services, including publications, annual conferences, advocacy, technical assistance, and special institutes. These activities strengthen the implementation of Reading Recovery and provide opportunities for Reading Recovery professionals to collaborate with early literacy advocates and other education professionals.
Board of Directors
An elected Board of Directors with representatives of Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, site coordinators, university trainers, and partners guides the Council. The Board also includes designated representatives from the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura. Board members are elected by the general membership in March of each year.
RRCNA operates, in part, through its standing committee structure which enables the Council to involve many members who serve multiple-year terms. Committees focus on advocacy, communications, Descubriendo la Lectura, development, membership, and the national conference. RRCNA also provides support to the North American Trainers Group (NATG) for the operation of implementation, research, and training standing committees.
NAESP and RRCNA – Partners in Education
The National Association of Elementary School Principals and RRCNA have established an education partnership, collaborating on projects to increase principals' awareness of early literacy and intervention best practices.
Standards for Excellence
The Council is accredited under the national Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. Accreditation certifies that an organization's governance and management policies, practices, and procedures meet the highest ethics and quality standards.
The Standards program originated with Maryland Nonprofits. In Ohio, where RRCNA headquarters is located, the program is administered by the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Of the tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations in the U.S., fewer than 200 have achieved this certification.