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The Proactive Parent Company was formed by Susan L. Hall, co-author, with Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D. of the award-winning book Straight Talk about Reading, published by NTC/Contemporary Books and Parenting a Struggling Reader, published by Random House in 2002. In 2005, the company changed its name to 95 Percent Group Inc., which continues to address reading needs by assisting state departments of education, school districts and individual schools as consultants focused on professional development for teachers. Please see the company's web site: www.95percentgroup.com.
Susan L. Hall is the mother of 2, one of whom had trouble learning to read. She is a member of the board of directors of the of International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and also a member of the board of directors and recent past President of the IDA's Illinois Branch. She is a frequent speaker regarding reading education. She also serves on the board of trustees of a school for the learning disabled, and on the boards of several other not-for-profit organizations. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lawrence University and her Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. She has completed additional post-graduate study in reading education and is pursuing her doctorate in education..
Louisa C. Moats is a consultant to federal, state and local governments regarding reading education, and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on reading education. She has completed a number of long term consulting assisgnments including projects for Washington, D.C., and the Texas and California Reading Initiatives. The D.C. project included a large-scale longitudinal research study on primary classroom instruction. This project examined how to bring change to early reading instruction in major inner-city schools.
Dr. Moats received her B.A. from Wellesley College, her M.A. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and her Ed.D. from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has authored journal articles, book chapters, instructional materials, and workshop materials to support the California Reading Initiative, a major effort to reform early reading instruction. She is widely published in the fields of reading and spelling, and speaks around the country on these subjects. Dr. Moats also serves on the national board of the International Dyslexia Association.