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Our Staff

Sarah Collinge

Founder & President

“I love providing resources that empower teachers and fuel their passion for teaching!”

Contact Sarah to invite her to present at your next reading conference.

Kristina Rutledge

Operations & Account Manager

“I enjoy having the opportunity to witness teachers passionately engaged in their craft. Hosting teachers at workshops and events has become the highlight for me.”

Contact Kristina for onboarding and service related questions.

Nicole Scott

Office Manager & Customer Service

“The best part of my job is feeling like I have the opportunity to help someone every day.”

Contact Nicole for ordering, shipment, and registration information.

Dr. Peter Dewitz

Research Consultant

“The innovative spirit of the company! At Read Side by Side we are eager to break the mold and create programs that excite both teacher and students—programs that work!”

Contact Peter to invite him to present at your next reading conference.

Karen Smith

Sales & Marketing Consultant

“I can confidently say that this program and approach to reading makes students eager, life-long readers.”

Contact Karen for sales inquiries.

Positively Impacting Students through Reading Curriculums and Programs That Get Results

If your students love to read, they’ll be more successful in school. Stop wasting time on curriculums and reading programs that don’t catch on.

Sarah Collinge

Founder & President

Sarah Collinge left the classroom in 2011 to solve a curriculum problem: intermediate students struggled to comprehend the texts they wanted to read and therefore experienced a lack of motivation and desire to read. Since that time, Sarah has diligently worked to solve this problem by authoring the Read Side by Side Reading Program. She now travels world-wide to train teachers in her unique C. I. A. Approach.

Kristina Rutledge

Operations Manager

Kristina Rutledge works behind the scenes to ensure that the customer experience with Read Side by Side is positive. Her experience working with start-up companies influences marketing, branding, and inventory.

Nicole Scott

Office Manager, Customer Service

Nicole Scott provides support to clients as they purchase and implement the Read Side by Side Reading Program. Her classroom experience, knowledge of the program, and efficient response time provides a quality customer experience!

Dr. Peter Dewitz

Director of Research

Dr. Peter Dewitz joined the Read Side by Side staff in 2016. After analyzing the top core reading programs on the market, Peter determined that the Read Side by Side Reading Program was far more eloquent in its design. He has since supported the company in marketing the research base of the program.

Karen Smith

Sales and Marketing

Karen Smith brings decades of sales and marketing experience to the Read Side by Side team. She will guide your district through the process as you confidently select the Read Side by Side Reading Program.


Kristin Dewitte
Administrator, Seattle, WA

I have never seen a program work for native children and children of color the way this program does.  It is a culturally responsive, gap closing curriculum.

Marie Morse
Administrator, Worcester, MA

We love the program and the growth we are seeing in our students.

Hillary Cullen
3rd Grade Teacher, Sunnyside, WA

This program sets the bar for reading instruction.  It truly enables our students to fall in love with reading again.

Haley Maxfield
3rd Grade Teacher, Deer Park, WA

I am so excited about this program because my students are begging me to read!  I have never experienced this with any other curriculum.

Lindsay Buff
4th Grade Teacher, Everett, WA

The C. I. A. Approach allows readers of all levels to access texts with rich vocabulary and plot.  With this program, I am better able to serve my students.

Shelby Liesing
5th Grade Teacher, Mukilteo, WA

I have watched this program turn poor readers into strong readers.  Students that once told me they hated reading now can’t wait till we begin book groups.  Thank you for being willing to put out a program that allows students to fall in love with reading and understand what it is they are reading.

Melissa Petersen
Teacher, Toppenish, WA

I use this program with my special education students and have witnessed the success and joy it gives them.

Ellen Tennis
Homeschool Teacher & Parent

This method is wonderful for homeschooling parents because the units are scripted out, and the path to independence is clear.

Plus-Plus Tutoring

The C. I. A. units of study offer a research-based approach to reading comprehension that has resulted in various success stories. There is no other process that utilizes and combines numerous reading strategies in order to meet the needs of students on all reading levels.