About Us

The Baldridge Reading and Study Strategy Program

iStock_000016496042_ExtraSmallKenneth and Lila Baldridge, Co-Directors of Baldridge Reading and Study Skills, Inc., became active in the field of reading instruction in 1950. Prior to 1950, Kenneth Baldridge’s professional training was in clinical psychology; Lila Baldridge was a teacher in the New York City Public School System. They met while she was completing her Master’s Degree at Columbia University.

In 1956, the Baldridges founded Baldridge Reading and Study Skills, Inc. as a teaching organization. Since then, they have been responsible for researching, developing and supervising Baldridge instructional services throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. The Baldridge organization includes a staff of fifteen instructors.

The Baldridges have presented papers and lectured before many educational, business and community groups including the annual conferences of the International Reading Association; conferences of the Association of American Overseas Schools, in Europe, and in the near East; the National Training Director’s Association; the Greenwich, CT Rotarians; and others.

The Baldridges have co-authored a number of publications including skill textbooks for college students and business people which have been published by major publishers such as Harcourt Brace & Company and Prentice Hall.

In 1990, Baldridge instructor David Hungerford was promoted to the position of Regional Director. Since 1986, he has taught thousands of students at over fifty colleges, universities and high schools throughout the country. Mr. Hungerford currently is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Baldridge Program at over 25 colleges and high schools as well as private tutoring throughout Northeast Ohio.

The Baldridge Reading and Study Strategy Programs have been taught by the Baldridge staff in more than 400 schools, colleges, and other organizations. Workshops in Reading and Study Strategies for faculty members and academic support people have been conducted at many schools and colleges.