Raising Readers in Story County

Our Team

Lisa Reeves, Executive Director 

As Executive Director, Lisa Reeves leads Raising Readers in Story County’s day-to-day operations and collaborates with the board, partners, and staff to ensure the mission of the organization is at the heart of our programming, goals, and outreach.  Lisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a Master’s in Education.  She has been a children’s reading advocate for the past 18 years and joined Raising Readers in Story County in 2016. Lisa is dedicated to supporting significant language and literacy growth in children and advancing the vision of Raising Readers in Story County.

Lisa can be reached at lisa@raising-readers.org or by calling 515-520-8686. 

Randie Camp, Family Literacy Coordinator/Educator

As Family Literacy Coordinator, Randie Camp designs, manages, and evaluates the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy for school-age children, Preschool Reading Buddies, and Story Time held at YSS Baby Bump and Beyond. Prior to the joining Raising Readers in Story County staff in March 2019, Randie served on the Board of Directors, most recently as Vice President, and has volunteered for the organization since 2011. Randie earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Minor in Child, Adult, and Family Services and a Master of Science in Education with specializations in K-8th Reading, Instructional Strategist I and II, and K-8th Social Studies. Randie is currently a Ph.D. student in Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. Randie brings passion and an extensive knowledge of children’s literature to the organization through her training and experience teaching "Literature for Children" to undergraduate students for four years. Randie’s unique personal journey and resilience assists her in delivering programming that empowers underserved populations.

Randie can be reached at randie@raising-readers.org or by calling 515-520-8686.

Autumn Long, Story County Reads Data Specialist

As Data Specialist, Autumn collaborates with a network of partners to ensure all Story County children read and comprehend at or above grade level. Autumn joined Raising Readers in Story County in August 2017. She has her Master of Arts degree in Sociology. Autumn compiles and analyzes data to assist in making data driven decisions and documenting the impact of literacy programs on youth in Story County. She focuses on results-based accountability frameworks to establish outcome measures to improve leading community indicators in the area of education.

Autumn can be reached at autumn@raising-readers.org or by calling 515-520-8686.

Kate Ringstad, Family Literacy Coordinator/Educator

Kate joined the Raising Readers team as the Family Literacy Coordinator for the StoryPals and Super K programs in September of 2019. Previously, she was a site supervisor for two summers with the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy. Kate is an Iowa State University alum with Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Child, Adult and Family Services, with an emphasis on youth programs. She is currently attending Drake University, where she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. She has worked with children and families in various capacities for the past 5 years.

Kate can be reached at kate@raising-readers.org or by calling 515-520-8686. 

*Photos by Brittany Barlow Photography
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