Mission Statement

Making sure your child receives the most important gift of all, a good education, can be stressful! With ever-changing state standards and a future that requires a skillset, most people have a hard time contemplating, the task can seem daunting.

Veteran educators, Sharon Hillestad and daughter Holly Haggerty have teamed up to share decades of knowledge, tips, and stories—all with the purpose of making the process of educating your child a little easier and more fun. 

Later this year, Sharon’s book The Reading War will be published. And, in the not-too-distant future, their company, Cloud Nine Learning, will release a cutting edge, online beginning reading game! 

Meanwhile, Sharon and Holly are excited to start a conversation with parents and teachers about literacy and how we can work together to make reading fun and relevant to our kids.

Sharon and Holly have worked in education for many decades. Between 2004 and 2013, Holly oversaw training and tutoring in 166 tutoring programs operating under the No Child Left Behind Act in six states. Sharon oversaw the curriculum used in all of these programs. Students in the program showed an average increase of one full grade level in 20 hours of tutoring.

A Proven Track Record

10,000 Students Served
250 Tutors Trained
32 Learning Centers Opened
18 Districts Served

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