Mary L. Spencer currently works at Colorado Christian University (CCU) as the Director of Assessment and Assistant Professor of Education for the School of Education. Mary is also a Content Reviewer for She holds a master's of education degree in Counseling from Boston University and a bachelor's of science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. She is presently applying to Arizona State and Baylor for a doctorate in education. She holds a Colorado Teaching License with endorsements in K-6 Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education. Her classroom experience includes teaching 2nd and 3rd graders. Throughout Mary's 19 years working in the K-12 arena, she has taught students in all grades, as well as adults.

Across Mary's professional positions, she has provided reading intervention services to hundreds of students and provided training in how to teach reading to scores of teachers in over 25 schools across Colorado, Alaska and the Navajo Nation. Mary worked for 6 years at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
® and 3 years at the Colorado Department of Education. In both of these positions, Mary completed several long-term, school-based consulting projects focused on the development and implementation of reading intervention programs. Mary also worked for Jones International University as the Director of Teacher and Principal Licensure Programs.

In addition to working at CCU and managing the ARC summer reading program, Mary also publishes educator resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Our Mission

Reading Interventionist

If you are a licensed teacher in Colorado, have been recognized as "effective" by your school, and have an exceptional ability to connect with children, teens and discouraged adults who struggle with reading, you might be interested in a summer opportunity to improve reading skills in students of all ages.  Position vacancies will be posted by March/April, 2019 for our summer intervention program located near Highlands Ranch, Colorado. 

About the Founder


​The American Reading Corps, LLC, is not Lindamood-Bell® Learning Processes, nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell®, Patricia Lindamood, Nanci Bell or Phyllis Lindamood.

Established in 2012, the American Reading Corps (ARC) works with licensed teachers and schools to improve foundational reading skills in students of all ages.  Services include intensive reading intervention, teacher training, and published resources to support educators who provide reading intervention to struggling readers.

Job Opportunities

We Ignite the Light

of Literacy!

Contact us today to discuss how we might support your child or teen in developing effective reading skills.

Mary L. Spencer, M.Ed.

​Complete the form to the right or feel free to call: 720-341-4400

American Reading Corps