Best-Selling Author and Education Expert Dr. Stephen Peters Re-Joins American Reading Company’s Academic Advisory Board

Best-Selling Author and Education Expert Dr. Stephen Peters Re-Joins American Reading Company’s Academic Advisory Board

American Reading Company (ARC) announced today the appointment of Stephen Peters, Ed.D, best-selling author and one of the nation’s most sought-after education experts, to its Academic Advisory Board. In July of 2016, Stephen paused his position on the board to become the superintendent of Laurens County School District 55.  

Now retired from the superintendency, Dr. Peters is currently President and CEO of the Peters Group, a consulting firm devoted to success in schools and districts. He also serves as an advisor to SitelogIQ and is the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the International Literacy Association. Over his 37 years in education, Stephen has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and district superintendent. Most of his experiences have been in schools that made significant growth in short periods of time, resulting in both National and State Blue Ribbon distinctions. 

Regarding his recent board appointment, Dr. Peters said, “I am honored to be rejoining the ARC’s advisory board. ARC represents so much of what educators need to create better conditions for literacy leadership and learning. During these unprecedented times, we must create a synergistic effort to support school districts and schools. ARC has always been a trusted partner of the PK-12 education space and I look forward to helping advance the work ahead.” 

Jane Hileman, Founder, and CEO of American Reading Company said, “Stephen Peters’ unrelenting determination to transform school culture is inspiring, and we are grateful for the opportunity to once again work collaboratively with him. We will continue looking to him as an expert on school improvement as we further our work on building an effective, nurturing model for school and district partners.”  

Dr. Peters accompanies 14 Academic Advisory Board members, who are the authority in their respective fields spanning the education, business, private, and non-profit sectors.

About American Reading Company 

American Reading Company is a diverse, mission-driven organization that works to ensure every student is reading on or above grade level. Headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, ARC works collaboratively to strengthen district and school capacity at every level by placing literacy and agency at the heart of school transformation through reading and writing, knowledge building, foundational skills, formative assessment, and an integrated tiered system of support. 

As a result, all students read, write, discuss, think, investigate, and solve problems at ever-increasing levels of proficiency. Their academic performance is accelerated, and their life prospects are fundamentally improved.

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