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Carol B. Sisco Appointed to Reading Is Fundamental’s Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2008—Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), the nation's oldest and largest children and families’ literacy organization, appointed Dr. Carol B. Sisco to its board of directors.

Dr. Sisco is the daughter of Jean Head Sisco, one of RIF's founding members. She serves as the chairman of the board at the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), and has worked as a clinician, consultant, educator, and researcher in the field of addiction for more than 25 years.

"Having Dr. Sisco on our board is an honor," said Carol H. Rasco, RIF president and CEO. "She brings a wealth of knowledge, especially in understanding the issues faced by children who grow up in less than ideal environments."

Dr. Sisco has published and lectured nationally in the fields of female addiction and issues facing the children of alcohol and drug-dependent parents. Her findings have been widely cited in public welfare literature and incorporated in welfare reform initiatives throughout the country. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and Washington D.C., a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and a National Certified Addiction Counselor.

A magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, Sisco went on to obtain a MSW from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She is also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, where she currently serves as a flotilla staff officer for membership training.

Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provides 4.6 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources each year. For more information and to access reading resources, visit RIF’s website at www.rif.org.

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Carol B. Sisco Appointed to Reading Is Fundamental’s Board of Directors