Reading Recovery

Basic Facts about Reading Recovery


Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used as a supplement to good classroom teaching.


Reading Recovery serves the lowest-achieving first graders—the students who are not catching on to the complex set of concepts that make reading and writing possible.


Individual students receive a half-hour lesson each school day for 12 to 20 weeks with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. As soon as students can meet grade-level expectations and demonstrate that they can continue to work independently in the classroom, their lessons are discontinued, and new students begin individual instruction.

About Mrs. Middleton

I am thrilled to be starting my 23rd year in the field of education AND to be a part of the Eagle Ridge community. Over the years I have had the privilege of teaching students and collaborating with colleagues while working in the Chicago Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, Mexico, and Douglas County School District. I received my Bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and my Master's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. I was trained as a Reading Recovery teacher in 1999 and feel blessed to be able to continue to do what I love, teach reading and writing. When not at Eagle Ridge, I spend time with my husband, Peter, and our two children, Lauren and Luke. We enjoy all things Colorado and spend a lot of time watching our kids on the volleyball and basketball courts.

About Mrs. Sumner

I am excited to be a part of the Eagle Ridge community! I have been teaching in Douglas County for 17 years in 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Reading Recovery. My passion is teaching young learners to read! I received my Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University and my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading at the University of Colorado in Denver. I live in Highlands Ranch with my husband, Jim, and my two teenagers, Clayton and Samantha. We spend a lot of our free time enjoying the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer!

Contact Information:

Mrs. Middleton and Mrs. Sumner are at ERE from 8:00am to 12:15pm. The best way to contact us is through email: