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Carol Tolman  

International Literacy Consultant

Carol Tolman, Ed.D., is a national and international literacy consultant at the state, district, and school levels. As a special educator with over 25 years of public school experience, she spent 12 of those years designing and implementing an innovative, exemplary program for academically challenged high school students.

Along with Dr. Louisa Moats, Dr. Tolman is the co-author of "LETRS," 3rd ed. (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), revolutionary professional development aimed at providing educators with the knowledge necessary to improve literacy rates for all students. Beyond "LETRS," Dr. Tolman is the published author of numerous chapters and articles centering on the knowledge necessary to educate teachers, administrators, and parents as they support children in their journey to becoming proficient readers and writers.

As a mother, teacher, presenter, and author, Dr. Tolman’s life passion centers on her family and on enabling access to high-quality instruction for every child. She is excited to share the science of reading (SOR), information that continues to transform literacy rates throughout the world.

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