Royce Mayo serves as the consultant for Eastern Kentucky. The drive for continuous improvement has been a constant in Royce’s 36 year educational career which includes roles as a high school ELA teacher, a high school coach in several sports, assistant principal positions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, high school principal, a leadership consultant for the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, and an educational recovery leader for the Kentucky Department of Education. Royce’s driving educational philosophy has been to identify where students currently are in their understanding and skill sets and then move them to a higher level of performance. The ultimate goal of education should be to provide students with the skills they need to be successful at life. Royce believes that essential literacy skills like comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency are the means to get students there. Lexia Core 5 and Reading Plus assist in helping students attain those skills. Working with Academic Edge allows Royce the opportunity to continue his personal mission of helping students and educators achieve their academic dreams.
Reading is like the Swiss Army Knife of education! It is the tool in every child’s toolbox that can enable our kids to change the world for the better! Helping students and teachers to use this tool to the best of their abilities is a dream come true for me!