Executive Director, Co-Founder
Karl Androes, Executive Director, co-founded Reading In Motion (founded as Whirlwind) in 1983. Karl has guided Reading In Motion to become one of the most effective literacy organizations to raise Kindergarten and 1st grade students’ reading scores to grade level benchmarks or above.
Under Karl’s leadership, Reading In Motion has become known for a disciplined approach to results, utilizing rigorous outside studies of program effectiveness.
Trained as a classical musician, Karl served for 11 years as a board member for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, which is the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony. Karl was the 2003 recipient of the Benjamin Gingiss Service Award from the Illinois Humane Society.