About Us

Meet Carol

Carol Burton

Carol Burton, founder of Burton Reading, graduated in 1983 with a degree in elementary education from The Ohio State University. A veteran teacher with 25 years in the classroom, Carol's resume includes 14 years of teaching Reading Recovery® and as a Title I Reading specialist. In founding Burton Reading, Carol has taken what she has learned in her years of successful teaching and combined it with her training in special education at Ashland University and Reading Recovery® at the The Ohio State University.

Carol's ability to achieve consistent excellent results with beginning readers have been noted by teachers, parents, and administrators. She has a natural gift for making the complex simple and she has done just that in her online training videos designed to equip home school parents with no teaching experience to become proficient literacy educators just by watching the demonstration videos featuring real beginning readers and then following Carol's step by step methods.

Carol was married for forty years to Don Burton, who passed away in 2005. Carol has four grown children, two of whom are involved with Burton Reading, and eighteen grandchildren. Outside of her life at school, Carol has thirty-eight years of church ministry experience as a pastor's wife.

Reading Recovery® is a registered trademark of The Ohio State University.


Meet The Family

Keith and Leigh Ann Wayne

Keith & Leigh Ann Wayne

Education: B.S. Education (Liberty University & The Ohio State University) M.A. Religion (Liberty University)

Bio: Leigh Ann, Carol's daughter, taught for six years before homeschooling her own children for the last 12 years. Keith has 15 years of classroom experience and currently teaches eighth grade social studies. The Waynes have four children ranging from kindergarten through 11th grade.


Luke Burton

Luke Burton

Education: B.S. Biology (Liberty University) M.A. Education (The University of Findlay)

Bio: Luke has been in education for 15 years, mostly as a high school chemistry teacher. He has experience both in a traditional classroom as well as a virtual school environment. He is the father of 10 (with one more on the way) and his beautiful wife Valerie homeschools them all!