Mark Taylor is an optimist. He believes in the power of human potential to build a bright future.
Mark has been the CEO of Reading Plus since moving the company from New York to his home state of Vermont in 2009. Originally an architect, Mark believes a healthy degree of creative tension is essential to uncover meaningful connections, produce great work, and experience personal fulfillment.
Driven by a strong sense of purpose, Mark has helped shape a culture at Reading Plus that is rooted in service to a collective good. He has expanded the company’s focus to include a ‘whole student’ mindset – one that integrates the cognitive, physical, and emotional dimensions of a student’s experience.
Mark enjoys helping his children become musicians, athletes, and critical thinkers who lead from their hearts. He and his family live on Lake Champlain just south of Burlington, Vermont.
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Reading Plus is an adaptive literacy intervention that improves comprehension, vocabulary, motivation, and reading efficiency. The Reading Plus program is currently used in more than 5,000 schools nationally, helping more than one million students become more efficient, lifelong readers.