Regional In-Service Education Center

Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI)

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

For professional learning opportunities offered by ARI through the University of Montevallo Regional In-Service Education Center, visit the Professional Learning Opportunities page.

For detailed information about the ARI and other professional learning opportunities available through the State Department of Education, visit the ARI – ALSDE page.

Alabama Literacy Act Quick Links 

Region 7 Alabama Reading Initiative Specialists

Click the name of the ARI Specialist to send an email.

Jodie Lawley Louise Carey Nancy English Donita Hicks