Hi! I'm the Reading Lady.

It’s great to meet you.

A world of possibilities awaits between two covers…

We all knew that one kid. The kid who always walked out of the library with an armload of books. The kid who pushed to finish homework because a great story was waiting. The kid who didn’t hear half of what other people were saying because the words on the page had turned into a real place and the outside world no longer existed.


Maybe that kid was you, and you want your children to experience the same joy when they open the cover of a book.


That’s the simple mission of The Reading Lady: to help kids become strong readers today and lovers of the written word for the rest of their lives.


A journey to unlock the power of reading…

I became The Reading Lady in 2006 to share my love of and passion for reading and to show kids that reading can be fun. Public schools treat reading more like a task than a joy, and I saw this approach turn off countless struggling readers.


I understand the difficulties you come up against when teaching your children to read. It’s my goal to provide you with the strategies you need to instill a lasting love of reading in your kids and make every book a true adventure.
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  • 1994

    Began as a reading specialist

  • YEAR

    Met Ed the Gorilla

  • YEAR

    Aired TRL on Public Access TV

  • 2018

    Launched The Reading Lady Online!

Experience. Knowledge. Passion.

Why ``The Reading Lady``?

30 years of education experienc, NYS K to 12 reading certification and a passion for teaching kids to read

More About Karen

My journey in the education field began with substitute teaching positions and grew into a career as a reading specialist with the East Greenbush Central School District in upstate New York.

During my tenure as a teacher, I worked as a building level specialist in both science and math and served as a member of both the Child Study and Multiple Planning Teams, as well as numerous reading committees within the district.

Along with my reading certification, I’m also certified in Elementary Education from the nursery level to 6th grade and hold a certification as a School District Administrator.

In addition to teaching kids to read and love books, I’m a former member of Toastmasters International, where I served as VP of Education and President of Capital View Toastmasters in East Greenbush, NY.  I have been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Education and am a member of the American Center for Law and Justice.

I am a proud supporter of:
  • St. Jude’s Children Hospital
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • The Christian Appalachian Project
  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • Food for the Poor
As a retried reading specialist, I draw from my 30 years of education experience, including New York State certification for reading in grades K to 12, to help kids:
  • Learn phonics
  • Build vocabulary
  • Improve fluency
  • Enhance comprehension

I believe learning basic reading skills gives children the power to discover new worlds through books, and I’m excited to be able to use this website and the vast possibilities available from social media to help you and your children truly appreciate the joys of reading.


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