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Reading Horizons Announces New Leadership Team to Increase Impact on Literacy Instruction

(Utah)—Reading Horizons, a reading curriculum developer, has added a new level of leadership to meet the expanding needs of the company’s customers and employees. With a focus on reading science and technology, the company has been able to support many schools as they have converted their classrooms to include the principles of reading science and online literacy instruction—leading to sustained growth for the company and improved literacy performance for over 100,000 students.

“This is the time in the history of Reading Horizons and the literacy landscape where it is necessary for us to add a new level of leadership to maximize the impact we can offer to educators and students,” said Tyson Smith, CEO of Reading Horizons.

Previously, the company had two chief level officers, Tyson Smith, Chief Executive Officer, and Stacy Hurst, Chief Education Officer. With the new growth, Reading Horizons has added the following individuals to their leadership team:

Trisha Thomas as Chief Revenue Officer. Trisha brings over 20 years of experience in developing and executing revenue models that lead to an impact on K–12 education. Trisha has previously worked to build the marketing strategy and customer experience for several educational companies, including Discovery Education, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, and Illustrative Mathematics. Trisha received her Business Management degree from the University of Maryland and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Dave Clark as Chief Product Officer. Dave has been in product development since 1995. He has designed and overseen the creation of products used in public schools, colleges, and universities. He has been an entrepreneur for decades, directly overseeing product development. Previous to Reading Horizons, he was the Director of the U.S. Institute of Languages for 18 years. In that capacity, he designed and wrote the curriculum for four products that won educational awards. Dave has a master’s degree in Language Pedagogy.

Brent Egan as Chief Operating Officer. Brent brings over 15 years of professional executive leadership in operations with experience throughout various industries. Brent received his Finance and Business Administration degree from Weber State University and his MBA from Utah State University.

“Our growth and impact is a testament to the character of our company and our commitment to the principles of reading instruction that lead to success for beginning and struggling readers. With more schools turning to the science of reading and digital technology, we’ve been ready to meet their needs. We are excited about this new leadership team and the additional 60 years of experience they will bring to our company and customers,” Tyson Smith said about the new leadership team.

About Reading Horizons

For almost 40 years, Reading Horizons has worked to make the principles of reading science practical for the classroom through teacher training, direct instruction materials, and technology tools. The program helps beginning readers, struggling readers, and English Language Learners of all ages find reading success. Reading Horizons products are research-based and use a multisensory system that provides explicit, systematic, and sequential decoding instruction. For more information, please visit

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