It's the 21st century yet 65% of 4th graders are reading below a proficient level. That's a massive problem. We are building a bright, diverse and passionate team to be a part of the solution.

Continuing the Legacy


Michael Heggerty, Ed.D. served as a classroom teacher for 28 years and was the definition of a lifelong learner, earning two master’s degrees and a doctorate. As a first grade classroom teacher, Dr. Heggerty began developing his own phonemic awareness curriculum to help his students, and in 2003, he formed Literacy Resources to publish the original version of his lessons. Sadly, Dr. Heggerty passed away in 2013, but his legacy in elementary education lives on through his curriculum and we are proud to continue that work today.

Dr. Heggerty’s depth of knowledge and his commitment to helping all students learn to read are just two attributes that made him so special. Through the publication of his curricula, educators across the United States and around the world have witnessed the power of systematic phonemic awareness instruction, and its impact on teaching students to read.

Our mission is to equip teachers with effective and engaging products and professional learning opportunities that help prepare and empower all students to become lifelong readers.