Our Staff

Mary Louise Carver, Ed.S., CEO.  Mary Lou is a retired reading specialist from the Shawnee Mission, Kansas School District.  She has many years of experience helping children overcome reading challenges.

Melanie Carver, President and C.O.O.  Melanie has extensive experience in education, marketing, and management. She has worked for the University of Missouri – Kansas City, the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Southwest Missouri State University, Central Missouri State University, and Fred Pryor Seminars. She also ran her own on-line bookstore, Holliday Books & Media for many years.

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Teri Loveland, Administrative Assistant. Teri earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Pittsburg State University.

John Holliday, Senior Developer. John is an experienced developer of web sites, databases, and educational software.

Ronald P. Carver, Ph.D., was professor emeritus in the School of Education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.  He authored all of the products we sell.  He authored over 100 publications, most of which are research articles in the field of reading.  In 1990, he was awarded the Oscar Causey Award for outstanding contributions to research by the National Reading Conference.  In 1994, he founded the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. He passed away on January 19, 2004.  His family continues his lifelong work and his legacy.