Founder’s Story

Offering outstanding educational services to Northeast Ohio children and adults.

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Carole Richards

President & Executive Director

For the past 30 years, Carole Richards has devoted her energies to providing the very best education services possible to children and adults in Northeast Ohio.  As President and Executive Director of North Coast Education Services, Carole has developed an outstanding reputation as an educator and problem-solver.

Carole’s professional work with learning disabled students has led to a strong understanding of their needs and a deep commitment to improving their education.  She is the author of the much-acclaimed Richards Learning Systems ® program.  This successful reading program uses proven multi-sensory methods to teach language arts.

For her achievements as author of Richards Learning Systems ®, Carole was honored as a recipient of the NorTech Award for Innovation.  She has been recognized as one of Cleveland’s Top Ten Woman Business Owners (NAWBO), received the Ten Top 10 Award from COSE, and was presented the President’s Award by the National Tutoring Association.  Carole has also been nominated for the internationally recognized Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. In March of 2017, Carole was recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 46 years in the field of education service.

Carole Richards is interviewed regularly on radio and television, and is a frequent speaker to local, regional, and national organizations.  Click here for more information on having Carole as a guest speaker at your next event.