Elise Spang is a literacy coach and project coordinator for the Reading RULES project at the UC Davis Reading and Academic Development Center. She also serves as a regional literacy specialist and presenter for the Superkids Reading Program and Zaner-Bloser. Previously, she served as a reading specialist and an elementary school teacher in New York, Massachusetts and abroad. She has been trained in Reading RULES, Superkids, Wilson Reading, Wilson Fundations, and the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in Language and Literacy with a reading specialist credential from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The Reading and Academic Development (RAD) Center was established in 2015 to better understand and support the academic and educational needs of school-age children with learning and developmental difficulties pertaining to reading.
The RAD Center team provides assessment and intervention services designed to help children who are experiencing difficulty with word decoding, reading fluency, and/or reading comprehension. These services are provided to the community on a sliding scale fee basis with the goal that they can be affordable for all.