Authors of Teach a Child to Read to Read with Children’s Books

Mark Thogmartin Author of Teach a Child to Read with Children's Books

Dr. Mark Thogmartin is a life-long educator who has always been a champion of parents and students, 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, and author.  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 teaching 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 loves to champion parents as they raise lifelong readers!