Jerry & Patti Coker, developers of
Read Quick-Learn Quick,
are retired and reside in a small town in Oregon.
Most of their time is dedicated to promoting
Quick-Learn Quick, an educational software, developed by Jerry, after
devoting over 40
years teaching every type of learner from age 4 to adult.
Jerry served as principal and superintendent in various public
schools, consultant for school districts throughout the United States and
Canada, in-service trainer and workshop leader, prior to starting his own K-12 private school.
He holds (6)lifetime
credentials to teach every subject at every grade level, including special
Following points highlight Jerry's successes and
unrivaled dedication to education:
- Orcutt, CA - Public school under
Jerry's administration was recognized by the National Council of English
Teachers of Right to Read as one of the top 25 schools in reading from
15,000 schools investigated in the U.S. and Canada.
- Administered first known elementary
public school to implement Socratic dialog teaching methods, part of a
school wide implementation using critical and creative thinking skills
as primary objectives.
- Administered schools that improved
their reading scores from the 22-28% in the state to 95-98% in reading.
- Wrote and supervised largest Title III curriculum
development program, $500,000, in the history of California at that
- Project developed first increments for group tests of
remedial lessons for the Structure-of-Intellect, (SOI) founded by Dr.
Mary Meeker, based on Dr. Guilford's work at USC. Used throughout
the U.S. and in foreign countries for preventing and
correcting school failure.
- Jerry developed a K-6 mathematics program using a
developmental sequence of intelligence by Piaget, world renowned French
child psychologist. Piaget research and tests were allowed to be
used for the first and only known time in American schools.
- Jerry was commissioned to develop a comprehensive
education program for the U.S. Air Force where airmen could attend
classes, leave, return and still complete courses for a high school
diploma or college credits with same instructor. Adopted by
Vandenberg and shared with other military facilities.
- Testified for State Senate Committee on school
discipline and effective techniques.
- Jerry's entire school organization, his refined
teaching strategies in all subjects, his methods for training staff and
curriculum, were adopted 3,000 miles from school site and implemented as
several pilot schools in No. Carolina.
- College instructor and consultant in using the
Structure-of-Intellect (SOI) for special needs and Mentally Gifted
Minors; he taught strategies for teaching special needs students, taught
elementary mathematics, reading and school discipline.
Jerry combined his experiences with curriculum programs,
research in educational psychology, research in effective teaching methods,
teaching students, ages 4 to adult, including prisoners, all possessing a
variety of reading skills and deficits, to develop the current version of
Others examining Read Quick have advanced the
relationship of letter sequence, their sounds and control, to an even more
effective and reliable system. Such research and improvement are
Recently, Read Quick was recognized by a leading
university as having a "revolutionary approach for decoding, based on new