The Alabama Reading Initiative is a statewide K-12 initiative committed to supporting the development of high-quality instruction that will provide all students with literacy skills needed to meet or exceed grade-level standards.  The goal of the ARI Specialist is to improve reading instruction significantly and ultimately achieve 100% literacy among public school students.  Additionally, provide professional learning, collaboration, and support to all school and district colleagues that strengthen content in literacy, comprehension in all disciplines, and build multi-sensory strategies and skills.