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Reading Recovery - Reading Recovery in Maine

  • Dr. Marie Clay developed and established this early literacy intervention to reverse the failure cycle in early reading acquisition in a relatively short period of time. Reading Recovery is a national program in New Zealand and has expanded to Australia, the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Bermuda, and Denmark.
  • The first Teacher Leaders from Maine were trained in the early 1990′s at Ohio State University. Since then, the University of Maine has become a training site for both Teacher Leaders and new Reading Recovery teachers.
  • Under the leadership of the University Trainer, Mary Rosser, the University serves as a Training Center for Maine and provides initial and ongoing professional development for teacher leaders from around the state.  Currently the UTC (University Training Center) supports 12 Teacher Leaders who work across 113 schools in 58 districts including 200 trained Reading Recovery® teachers offering early interventions to over 5,000 students each year. Teacher Leaders also work as Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) Instructors, training and working with Special Education and ELL teachers in Literacy Intervention for Individual Learners (LIIL), classroom teachers in Literacy Processing at the Acquisition Stage, and Small Group Interventions for primary to high school level educators.
  • Many schools in Maine incorporate Reading Recovery as an essential component in their Response to Intervention model.

Contact: Amy Cates
205 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5766

Ph: (207) 581-2438
Fax: (207) 581-2423


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