Leadership Team

95 Percent Group is an educational consulting company focused on reading improvement in pre-K through grade 12. Why the single focus on reading? Reading proficiency is the foundation of student achievement in all curriculum areas and academic pursuits. It’s that simple…and that important. Districts and individual schools come to us to accomplish measurable improvements in students’ reading skills. We help them make these gains through an integrated mix of professional development workshops, sustained teacher coaching, diagnostic assessments, lesson plan materials, online courses, and instructional videos.

Because we are teachers, we have first-hand, authentic insight and experience about what works best and most consistently for students and teachers alike, based on our own classroom experiences and our relationships with more than 1,000 schools and districts. This is more than theoretical—it’s practical, proven, and based in classroom reality.

Susan HallSusan L. Hall, Ed.D., President and Co-Founder

95 Percent Group Inc. was founded by Susan L. Hall, Ed.D. a nationally recognized leader in RTI, data analysis, and 95 Percent reading instruction. Dr. Hall has more than 15 years of experience as a consultant to districts and schools in the field of reading intervention. She is a sought-after speaker at reading conferences nationwide and has authored seven books, including the bestselling I’ve DIBEL’ed, Now What? and Implementing Response to Intervention. Dr. Hall was named by the US Department of Education as a member of the Reading First Review Panel. She is a leading expert on the use of DIBELS® and LETRS® and has developed proprietary tools that teachers use to help interpret student data. Dr. Hall is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the advisory board of the Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, and is a former national board member of the International Dyslexia Association. Susan graduated cum laude from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, earned a Master’s in Business Administration at Harvard University, and a doctorate in education from National Louis University.

Dr. Hall is joined by a team of qualified reading professionals and a staff of product development, client relations, technology, and customer service personnel in the firm’s offices in Chicago, Illinois. Together, this team provides collaborative support to teachers and administrators in schools across the country. From diagnostic assessment to grouping to instruction, 95 Percent Group provides the support, processes, materials, and evaluation needed to achieve the critical goal of 95 percent of students reading at grade level.

C. David Hall  C. David Hall, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
David Hall is the co-owner of 95 Percent Group and serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the firm. He was previously President of a software company named Global View, and before that was Treasurer of US Robotics. David held a series of corporate finance positions with increasing responsibilities in Fortune 100 companies before joining US Robotics and started his career in Arthur Andersen’s Management Information Consulting Division. David manages the technology department and is the visionary leader of the company’s innovations in this area. He holds a Masters in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree from Tulsa University.

Colleen YasenchockColleen M. Yasenchock, M.Ed., Vice President Consulting

Colleen Yasenchock is the Vice President of Consulting Services for 95 Percent Group. Colleen oversees all client relationships and manages the department including hiring and training new consultants on the content and process of our consulting engagements. Before joining the company, Colleen was a classroom teacher, special educator, reading coach, coordinator, and consultant. Colleen has developed an extensive background in PK-12 literacy and instructional design. She has been a DIBELS Next mentor, regional LETRS trainer and holds a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading.