Dr. Mark Thogmartin is a life-long educator, having worked with students from kindergarten through the doctoral level. He has degrees from the University of Kentucky, the Ohio State University, and Andrews University. In addition to co-authoring Teach a Child to Read with Children’s Books, Mark has written numerous articles for publication in research journals and trade magazines. In recent years, Mark has assisted his son, Ryan, at DISRUPT Media as Vice President of Business Development. Mark and his wife Donna live in Millersport, Ohio, and are the parents of three adult sons and two beautiful granddaughters.
Mary is a long time educator, homeschool and school choice advocate, author, and homeschooled her son through his high school years. In her career she has taught all levels of children to read and coached and trained teachers as well as parents on teaching reading. Mary earned her master’s degree in literacy from Walden University and her teacing degree from Cleveland State University. She is the co-author of Teach a Child to Read with Children’s Books and has presented at state and local education conferences. Mary continues to train teachers in literacy throughout the United States and currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Michael, and a growing menagerie of farm animals.
Mary’s goal is to provide parents with the necessary skills, strategies, and knowledge they need to support literacy in the home and help their children not only learn how to read but learn to love reading for a lifetime.