Carole K. Richards Recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

Chagrin Falls, OH, March 01, 2017 –(– Carole K. Richards of Chagrin Falls, Ohio has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 46 years in the field of education service.

About Carole K. Richards

Ms. Richards is the President and Founder of North Coast Education Services (NCES), which offers Richards Learning Systems® (RLS) a research-based multi-sensory systematic language arts curriculum. NCES provides individualized in-home tutoring to individuals and school districts with a specialty in learning disabilities. It serves seven Northeast Ohio counties, and all of Ohio for clients on the Ohio Autism Scholarship Program. She founded NCES in 1985. Ms. Richards created RLS because there is such a huge need for quality literacy instruction. She started a nonprofit in 1992, the Creative Education Institute (CEI), with a mission to effect change through improved literacy. She previously served as a school teacher in Cleveland.

Ms. Richards received the NorTech Innovation Award in Cleveland, Ohio, the Intellectual Property Innovation for RICHARDS READ Systematic Language, and placed on the Entrepreneur 360 List in Entrepreneur Magazine. She is a three time winner of the Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business, and a 5 time winner of the Ohio Weatherhead 100 from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Ms. Richards received the President’s Award from the National Tutoring Association, a Professional in Residence from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, was a two time winner of the Top 10 Award from the National Association of Business Owners and a two time winner of the NEO Success Award from Inside Business Magazine in Cleveland. Her published works include the Richards Learning Systems; How to Break the ETR Code, Understand IQ and Achievement Tests, A Workbook & Reference Guide for Parents and Educators, “Tastes Good and Healthy Too Cookbook (allergy-free cooking)” and her monthly column which runs in 4 local newspapers.

Ms. Richards is especially proud of how she grew NCES from a dining room business to a service with 300 professional tutors. She founded the Creative Education Institute to improve literacy.

Innovation: In a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, CEI is raising funds to create a series of short episodic videos that will train teachers to teach reading at the same time children learn to read.  (Click here to learn more.)

This video project is based on Richards Learning Systems Phonics program published 25 years ago.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Richards obtained a B.S. in Elementary Education from Miami University in Ohio in 1971. She married John Kusik on February 15, 2005 and has two children. In her spare time she enjoys travel, tennis, cooking and sewing.

For further information, contact
Carole’s email: or, (800) 335-7984

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