About Us

We're All About The Children

Our Mission

To guide educators at all levels through the process of
creating schools which excel in developing students’
language & literacy skills.

Our Vision

To help all US schools teach language & literacy effectively, with a million children moving from struggling to reading on level each year.

We don’t take the challenge of teaching kids to read lightly: according the 2013 NAEP results, 66% of 4th graders fail to read at grade level each year and we know that we can help them. How? Working with leadership-oriented principals and superintendents, and supported by the highest-quality literacy professionals in the nation, HILL for Literacy helps schools transform into efficient, systemic platforms for literacy excellence.

The HILL develops and deploys sustainable programs. We start at the top and build leadership teams, recommend curricula, train teachers and reading personnel, introduce evaluation methodologies, and provide support throughout the process to ensure success. We are dedicated to bringing our clients the best and latest in evidence-based literacy practices. As part of our commitment to research, we partner with the some of the premier education research centers in the country including the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the University of Connecticut’s Center for Behavioral Education & Research (CBER).

The HILL began by working with five Massachusetts schools in 2001, and in 2003, the Massachusetts Department of Education chose the HILL as the professional development provider for all Reading First schools in the state. Since then, the HILL has worked with numerous schools and districts nationwide using the HILL Model to create scalable, sustainable literacy excellence. Our current major projects include a state-wide literacy leadership training project in Connecticut and a pilot program in Massachusetts to train participating districts in Tiered Instruction.

Our Mission

To guide educators at all levels through the process of creating schools which excel in developing students’ language & literacy skills.

Our Vision

To help all US schools teach language & literacy effectively, with a million children moving from struggling to reading on level each year.

What's The HILL Model?

We implement evidence-based whole school change using a proven multi-year process that changes the culture of schools.

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Make a Difference

With HILL support, school districts can reach high literacy achievements!
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How Can I Help My Community?

Your support can have a tangible, meaningful impact on the lives of school children in HILL districts, and help us expand the reach of our effective, research-based programs to more schools and districts nation-wide. Contact us to find out how we can help your school or district today, or click below to learn more about how you can support our programs in your community!
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