The Reading League Appoints Veteran Journalist and PR professional Byron McCauley as Public Relations Director



Syracuse, N.Y. – April 9, 2024 –  The Reading League, a nonprofit organization leading the advancement of evidence-aligned reading instruction, has appointed veteran journalist and communications professional Byron McCauley as its Public Relations Director.

McCauley brings more than 25 years of experience in journalism and communications, having served in reporting and editing roles with Gannett, Advance Publications and other news organizations. He was part of a USA Today team that won a first place national education reporting award from the Education Writers Association. McCauley has worked in transformative education advocacy roles in Ohio and Connecticut.

“As The Reading League continues to champion the science of reading, we recognize the critical role that effective communication plays in advancing our cause,” said Dr. Maria Murray, President and CEO of The Reading League. “Byron’s exceptional background and commitment to education advocacy make him the ideal leader to spearhead our public relations efforts.”

McCauley’s role will elevate The Reading League’s visibility by highlighting the success stories of teachers, students and school districts that are seeing significant improvement through the use of evidence-based literacy practices.

“As the son of an elementary school teacher, I gained power and confidence because I was able to read and comprehend words at an early age. It established a foundation for a successful future,” McCauley said. “I look forward to amplifying the voices of those committed to evidence-based reading instruction and creating an environment where every child has the opportunity to thrive as a proficient reader.”


The Reading League is a national education nonprofit led by educators and reading experts dedicated to promoting knowledge to accelerate the global movement toward reading instruction grounded in science. Our purpose is to increase stakeholder knowledge of the evidence-aligned approaches to teaching reading, as well as the research that shows how people learn to read. We train and support educators and school leaders. By extension, we also serve numerous stakeholder groups. We believe that all children deserve to learn to read, and all teachers can learn to teach them. For more information, please visit




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