About the Steps to Literacy Team

Steps to Literacy® is a family founded company comprised of a team of people who are passionate about books and dedicated to literacy. We care deeply about the impact our book selections and classroom library materials have on schools, teachers, and students.

Amanda is our Director of Merchandise & Marketing who has been with us since 2016. She holds a Master's in Curriculum & Instruction and a Bachelor's/certifications in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has experience working with curriculum and populations from preschool through high school in both English and Spanish. Amanda has also created and implemented professional development for K-5 educators where she worked with both US based and international teachers. She is a self-proclaimed book and data nerd, loves finding new series to binge-watch, and enjoys hiking and the outdoors with her husband and son. 


Marcia Wyre is the Director of Operations and can often be found solving any number of issues before they're issues. She has a love of all things Caribbean, from the food to the music, and has been working on her fitness regime so she can tackle her first Tough Mudder and eventually take on the Spartan. At work she is no nonsense - at home, she is surrounded by adorable puppy nonsense.

Amanda is the Content Manager and an Educator on our Content Team. She graduated from Wilkes University with a Masters in Early Childhood Literacy, holds Bachelors in Early Childhood & Elementary Education, and taught PreK-5th. She creates and manages our collections and custom content and is passionate about getting books into the hands of children of all ages. She is mom to two littles, Paul and Natalina, and also enjoys cheering on the New York Rangers!

Patrick is an educator on our Content Team, creating and maintaining collections and custom content.  When he is not doing that, he is usually messing with a computer, creating with his 3d printer, reading, gaming, or spending time with his wife and cats. 

Katie Wagner is our Social Media Manager (check out our Instagram!) and a member of the Content Team. Her favorite parts of her job are creating content for socials, connecting with bookstagrammers, and building custom book collections. Prior to working for Steps, she taught middle and high school English just outside of Houston, Texas. She is an avid fantasy reader and enjoys all things bookish. She also loves her kids, her cats, and her coffee. 

Marquis Gordon is the Lead Account Manager, responsible for making sure the Sales Dept and Sales Reps meet the needs of our customers. He loves traveling and spending as much time with his family as possible (when it's not Football season)



BriAnna Lewis is on the Sales Support Team where she assists with quotes, order inquiries, and customer service.  She has a passion for cooking, interior design, and writing. In her free time she loves to rest and recharge for whatever is next to come with a mantra of Peace and Love, which as she says, "It may sound cliche', but I promise it makes a difference."

Alyssa Torpey is a book nerd on target to read over 200 books this year. As the Strategic Sourcing & Operations Specialist, she works across departments to get books in on time so they can reach fellow books nerds. When she is not reading, she is spending her time with her niece and nephews.  


Sandra is our Scheduling Assistant and also a Customer Service Rep. She can be found juggling orders or answering phones. Also a full time Mommy to her son Noah, who can be found playing with Steps magnets & dry erase boards.


James Hatton is Steps Customer Experience Lead, making certain broken things get fixed and Steps is always considering how it appears to the customers.  At home, he loves mind-bending, games, books, and movies with his wife. If you ask him about his cat, settle in.. he has pictures.

Michael is responsible for answering phones and writing emails, answering questions and keeping our customers happy. He enjoys going to the city, optimistically watching the Mets, Jets, and Nets, and lifting weights with a fantasy novel in hand or anime on television. Unofficially, he is the Goku of customer service.  


Lindsay is our Graphic Designer. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Advertising. She currently lives in Staten Island New York, and when she isn't making magic behind the screen, she is working on hand lettering, calligraphy, and acting as a self-proclaimed Plant Mom.  


Bobbie is our Director of Business Development. Coming to us with an education background as a Middle School Science and then an Integrated Language Arts teacher, Bobbie is leading the charge on territories across the country. You can take a look at her profile page, here. 



Josh has been brought on to be our National Sales Manager, handling sales throughout the east, including his home state of Georgia. Coming from the world of publisher sales, Josh is looking forward to taking on the challenges that Steps can offer. You can take a look at his profile page, here.

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