All children reading at grade level through singing


A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

The Rock 'n' Read Project


VISION

All children reading at grade level through singing

MISSION

Using singing to unlock children's potential for reading and learning

VALUES

  • Putting the child at the center
  • Singing to enable the brain to read and learn
  • Inspiring a love of learning through the joy of singing
  • Reading as a gateway to achievement and future success
  • The relentless pursuit of creative, enlivening, transformational approaches to learning
  • Honoring the communities we serve by listening to and learning from them
  • Inclusion and collaboration as we partner with schools and communities


HISTORY

Founded by Bill Jones and Ann Kay in 2014, The Rock 'n' Read Project is a 501(c)3 Minnesota nonprofit organization that launches projects that use singing to raise reading. 

Project #1    Build the Rock 'n Read Bus, a mobile computer lab with a software program that uses singing to raise reading. Served 200 children in summer 2014 (no longer in service). 
Project #2    Implement the software program in schools.
Project #3    Present workshops for teachers in how to use singing strategies with existing reading curricula.


OUR TEAM

Bill Jones
Co-Founder 
Executive Director

After careers in law, construction, and sales, Bill is now committed to helping all children read through singing. He oversees all projects and financial accounting. The Executive Director reports to the Rock 'n' Read Board.

Ann Kay
Co-Founder 
Education Coordinator 

Ann coordinates Rock 'n' Read sites and reading assessments. She also directs a children's choir and co-teaches a course for classroom teachers, Want to Teach Reading and Math? Try Singing!

Denise Lutgen-Gallaty
Music Consultant
TiR Facilitator

In addition to training teachers in how to facilitate TiR software and coaching students in Rock 'n' Read schools, Denise is a choir director and substitute music teacher.