The next year, her school absorbed a non-performing school that had shut down. Mrs. Lee was asked to teach the incoming 4th and 5th grade students how to read. These 4th and 5th grade students were unfamiliar with the sounds of single letters, meaning they did not know the sounds of the 26 letters in the alphabet. She was given the full schoolyear to teach the students how to read. It only took one quarter of the school year. By the end of the second quarter, over 75% of the students were reading and comprehending on grade level. This is when her literacy manual began to be constructed.
After much prayer and action, she created a full written reading program called, Literacy to Success. Literacy to Success was created to give older youth (like the students she taught) that have fallen through the cracks the missing piece that prevents them from graduating—literacy. Literacy to Success birthed her newest vision, Read 21. With her Read 21 program, students in grades 3 and up learn to read in 21 hours or less. Yes, 21 hours or less! It has worked 100% of the time for every student that completed the program. The existence of Covid-19 led Mrs. Lee to create an autonomous A.I. program that requires only a computer and microphone (no teacher required). This way, teachers can teach their state standards to literate students that are confident and eager to learn.
Mrs. Lee’s vision has always been to help students succeed. With Read 21, the vision continues.