What are People Saying
About LitLife?

Congratulations to Community Roots Charter School, winner of a 2015-2016 Blackboard Award for Outstanding School! LitLife has loved working with Community Roots over the years, and we’re joyful to see their academic success and hard work honored. Read about the school’s educational philosophy and accomplishments on New York Family’s website.

Check out LitLife’s mention in the New York State School Boards Association’s newsletter, On Board: “It’s a Good Time to be a Consultant

“LitLife helped me achieve goals with my students that I did not think were obtainable.”


“We believe that LitLife is very responsive to our planning. They tailor their work to the needs of teachers, coaches, and administrators.”


“Compliance with the Common Core State Standards is our top priority, and LitLife’s guidance with the process has been invaluable.”

Professional Development Coordinator

“LitLife is unlike any vendor I have ever worked for (and I have worked for many).”

LitLife Consultant

“LitLife is all about generosity, democracy and a common language that will help us help the children we serve.”

LitLife Community Member

“[LitLife] gave me the opportunity to see and work with my colleagues in a way I never had before.”


“For the first time in 18 years of teaching reading to the hearing-impaired, I feel successful, like I’m finally getting it right!”


“The process has always been thoughtful and collaborative.”


“The ability to customize the work to fit our district’s needs has been very important to us.”


“I’m starting a school from the ground up and couldn’t imagine having a better partner than LitLife!”


“We have so valued our work with LitLife and our amazing consultant, who has provided such a clear path for success through both her vision and her strong, professional work ethic. There is no more effective professional development than this.”

Melissa Schaub Testimonial
American International School of Bucharest, Principal

“It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of LitLife consultants on our school. The information that they provide regarding best practices, their skill in supporting the change process, and their ability to align and document curriculum have resulted in not only improvements to the literacy program, but also to our district’s approach to curriculum design.”

Denise Lutter, Bronxville School
Professional Development Coordinator

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“Just wanted to thank you for all you do to promote literacy, especially for boys. As a former middle-school English teacher and current MG/YA novelist, I appreciate all the work that has to be done in the trenches to keep books in the ballgame …”

Jordan Sonnenblick

“LitLife not only updated us on the new CCSS and the latest research on balanced literacy approaches at the middle school level, but you also gave us an opportunity to reflect deeply on current practices, and further align our curriculum to the new standards, especially in the area of word study (language use).”

Melissa Brown
Pleasantville Middle School, Literacy Coach

“Litlife enters a school prepared with three critical elements: a capacity for hearing and building off of the differentiated needs of an individual school, a wealth of effective resources to elevate instruction, and consultants who know how to help make it all work together. They have added tremendous value at Harlem Academy”

Vincent Dotoli
Harlem Academy, Head of School

“Creating a reading and writing curriculum that is aligned with common core standards was one of our district’s top priorities. Our Lit Life consultants, skillfully guided us through a practical and effective step by step curriculum development process. She was instrumental in helping my colleagues and me articulate the common core standards for language arts and identify those standards that can be clustered to form possible units of study. As a result of our work with her, we produced curriculum maps for reading and writing in grades 5-8 and we are on our way to K-4.”

Diane Baker
Ft. Lee School District, Literacy Coordinator

“Our work with our Litlife consultant has completely revamped the way that we teach English and Language Arts at Girls Prep. She provides us with interesting and relevant professional development for our staff, and extensive guidance in curriculum development. Her expertise has helped all of our teachers improve their whole group and small group instruction, as well as their individual conferences with students.”

Versha Munshi-South
Instructional Coach