As a young college graduate working for Teach for America, Louise Baigelman ’09 was struck by a prevalent problem in low-income schools: students both struggled with reading and dreaded it.
As the cofounder of “Story Shares” — a digital library that provides age appropriate reading materials to lower level students, aiming to get them excited about literature — Baigelman’s efforts have reached students in 44 states and 26 countries, according to Forbes.
Baigelman was honored in the Education category of Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, which recognizes innovative and entrepreneurial young leaders in various industries.
Baigelman taught English at Kipp Academy in Massachusetts through Teach for America after graduating Cornell, leading the English Language Learner program. When she taught reading and writing to middle school students, Baigelman said…