About Reading Horizons

The following values guide the company culture, decision-making, and priorities at Reading Horizons.

OUR MISSION

What How Why

What

We empower educators to eradicate illiteracy.

How

We apply a simple instructional method.

We are a supportive partner.

We facilitate tech-enabled delivery.

Why

We believe literacy is opportunity.

OUR VALUES

Reading Horizons Values Impact People Partner

WE ARE IMPACT DRIVEN

  • We love people.
  • We have faith in a higher purpose.

WE PUT PEOPLE FIRST

  • We respect everyone.
  • We are inclusive.
  • We value recognition.
  • We seek fulfillment.

WE SHOW UP AS A SUPPORTIVE PARTNER

  • We are trustworthy.
  • We are tuned-in.
  • We seek improvement.
  • We consistently deliver.

COMPANY HISTORY

Photo of Charlotte Lockhart

Charlotte Lockhart

In the 1970’s a seasoned educator, Charlotte Lockhart (also known as the “BiPhonic Woman”), published the original Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself curriculum due to the success she had working with struggling readers in her school. By combining research-based strategies with a simple framework, Lockhart was able to quickly teach struggling students effective skills for decoding the English language.

In 1984, Reading Horizons was contracted to create corresponding software to Lockhart’s effective methodology. After Lockhart’s passing, Reading Horizons purchased the full copyright to the curriculum in 2001.

By embedding Lockhart’s effective approach into all of its products, Reading Horizons has been able to empower over 50,000 educators with teaching strategies that prevent and remediate the reading difficulties of beginning readers, struggling readers, and ELL students.

In honor of Lockhart’s legacy, we have created the Charlotte Lockhart Award for Excellence in Literacy Education to recognize schools and educators that dedicate themselves to spreading the cause of literacy.

Inclusivity Statement


Reading Horizons seeks to provide literacy skills to all. We recognize that the students and educators we reach are diverse, and we embrace and value their diversity. To this end, Reading Horizons curriculum and materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our Cultural Inclusivity Review Committee.