Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI)

ARI LogoThe Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) is a statewide K-12 initiative committed to supporting the development of high-quality instruction that will prepare all students with the literacy skills needed to meet or exceed grade-level standards. The goal of the ARI is to significantly improve reading instruction and ultimately achieve 100% literacy among public school students.

Our goal is for students to be reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade. In an effort to achieve that goal, we provide ongoing professional learning and on-site support to administrators and local reading specialists who serve students in K-3 schools.

Region 6 ARI Staff

  • Dr. Melanie Glover, Regional Literacy Leadership Specialist
  • Sherry Brown, Regional Literacy Specialist
  • Terri Elmore, Regional Literacy Specialist
  • Misty Ward, Regional Literacy Specialist