Mission: Love to Read is committed and dedicated to helping individuals read by eradicating illiterate barriers to literate success.
Vision: Love to Read is focused on propelling scholars to their highest potential from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.”
History: Love to Read Inc. was founded August 7, 2007 but the vision came to fruition in 2018. After doing research I discovered that I could provide personalized one-to-one tutoring outside the traditional classroom. This idea would afford me the opportunity to reach many individuals as possible and build great everlasting relationships.
Our purpose is to create a reality of making dreams come to life. While reiterating all things all possible to those who believe. LTR is an organization that values education and students no matter their ethnicity, ability or receptivity. We are here to inform and transform students into thriving scholars. The mission of LTR is focused on helping smart, motivated and ambitious individuals succeed in a vast and competitive world.
As a teacher I have witnessed students that did not have the ability to read and write on the expected skill level needed to be successful in life. I remember when a formal fifth grade student of mine with tears in his eyes said, “I don’t like reading because I don’t know how to read, Ms. Gulley”. His struggle with reading caused him frustration. Those words resonated in my mind and heart years later. His words were the reason why I became so passionate about reading and developing a child’s love for reading. Someone’s success is tied to my dream.
I am Denecia Gulley the founder and CEO of Love to Read Inc. I am from Detroit, Michigan. In my personal time I enjoy reading, mediating, traveling, movies, music and spending time with family and friends. I earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Phoenix, in which I have possessed 23 years of classroom experience helping scholars learn to read. I have taught grades kindergarten through ninth grade, in a variety of subjects. In 2014 I relocated to Houston, Texas where Love to Read was first incorporated.
LoveHaving passion, compassion, acceptance and commit to helping, respecting and caring for the well-being of others.
CreativityHaving the ability to shape, mold, form and bring great color to life in the way we perceive it.
IndividualityBe able to recognize your unique ability.
CommitmentNever giving up.
ExcellenceStrive for the best in everything you do.
“He that loves reading has everything within his reach.”William Godwin