About Us > Mission and Team
We're serious about
getting kids reading.
Over 10 years ago, Ann Fitts, a Reading Specialist, and edupreneur, was frustrated by the sheer amount of time and memorization required by students to learn to read. She and her partner Chris Stephen thought there must be a better way, and Ann began examining every aspect of the reading process and the English language.
Inspired to change the paradigm by addressing the underlying problem common to all readers — the overwhelming inconsistencies and complexities of the English language — they created Readable English and got kids reading, fast.
Readable English, LLC brings an innovative suite of science-based products and services to the struggle against illiteracy, a condition that diminishes the lives of some 800 million people worldwide. This number includes fully two-thirds of our nation’s K-12 students who are reading “below-proficiency,” a situation that has shown no signs of improvement for nearly 30 years. With patented technology, coaching and professional development services, Readable English helps schools and districts boost measured reading proficiency by offering a cutting edge solution to the underlying causes of reading failure. The mission of this fast-growing company is to accelerate reading proficiency and combat the deeply damaging effects of illiteracy so students attain happier, healthier lives that are more productive, fulfilling and rewarding.