Steven L. Layne, Ed.D.
Steven is a respected literacy professor, teacher and consultant, highly motivational keynote speaker, and popular author. With over 15 years of education experience, he has served as a classroom teacher and reading specialist for grades 2-3. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. He has won numerous awards for his work, including an award from the Milken Foundation. Steven is the author of more than 23 books, most notably the highly acclaimed Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers.
"Steven Layne is one of the most dynamic keynote speakers it has been my pleasure to listen to. His warmth, humor, and love of teaching resonate. He made us laugh and made us cry—but most of all, he inspired us. "
-Dr. Pamela Hill
, Assistant Professor of Education
Fitchburg State College
"Steve's creative hooks had teachers of all content areas hanging on his every word. He filled the void of resources many of us have in inspiring our kids to read. "
, Media Specialist
Gulf Coast High School
"Steve's innovative approaches to fostering a love of reading in kids are beyond compare and his straightforward style and limitless energy make for a fabulous experience. "
, Assistant Principal
Dundee Middle School