Michael Heggerty, Ed.D
Michael Heggerty, Ed.D. was a veteran elementary educator of 30+ years. He served as a classroom teacher for 28 years, including 24 years as a first grade teacher. Dr. Heggerty was always a life-long learner himself, and his vitae included two master degrees and a doctorate.
As a first grade classroom teacher, Dr. Heggerty worked on an action research project on the importance of phonemic awareness in acquiring and mastering sound reading skills. He continued to research and develop phonemic awareness curriculum materials in the succeeding years. In 2003, Dr. Heggerty formed Literacy Resources, Inc. to publish the primary version of his phonemic awareness curriculum, Phonemic Awareness: The Skills That They Need to Help Them Succeed!, which was the product of his research and classroom work. He has presented this research and instructional design at many conferences.
Dr. Heggerty moved into administration and served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for seven years before retiring. Although no longer in the classroom, Dr. Heggerty continued to impact the learning of many students through improvements made as an educational leader and through his work with LRI. Sadly, Dr. Heggerty passed away in 2013 but his legacy in elementary education lives on through his phonemic awareness curriculum.
Literacy Resources, Inc.
Literacy Resources, Inc. (LRI) is committed to instilling a love of all aspects of literacy and life-long learning! Our goal is to provide educators with resources and knowledge regarding the importance of a solid literacy curriculum, appropriately scaffolded for student achievement and success.