About OnYourMark Education

Using the Science of Reading to Improve Literacy

Learning to read is at the heart of education, but only 30% of students in the U.S. read at grade level.

OnYourMark is dedicated to using the Science of Reading to close the literacy gap for students and help all students become strong readers. We teach children in K-5th grades how to read, using the Science of Reading and ensuring students’ learning and social emotional needs are met. Our personalized, research-based curriculum is delivered by skilled tutors who engage students and build relationships that help developing readers succeed. 

The demand for our work is real; over the last two years, we have grown from 60 to 3,000 students in eight states. Our goal is to serve 40,000 total students by the 2026-2027 school year.

We focus on great educational experiences for our students, tutors, and school partners by balancing support and accountability. Our students become readers, our tutors become stronger teachers, our staff become door openers, and our organization is continuously improving.

OnYourMark CEO Mindy Sjoblom shares the history of OnYourMark and what we hope to accomplish in this video.

Being able to read on grade level by third grade has a tremendous impact on students’ life outcomes–it is directly tied to high school graduation, to college matriculation, and to whether or not students have choice-filled lives.

~OnYourMark CEO
Mindy Sjoblom

Mindy Sjoblom

Founder and CEO

Mindy started OnYourMark with a passion for early literacy and deep experience building systems to cultivate and develop educators. Mindy loves bringing new ideas to life that are centered in increasing outcomes for students and educators alike. While preparing to launch OnYourMark, Mindy served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Charter School Growth Fund where she started her early literacy journey at the nexus of a growing demand for high dosage tutoring to address pandemic learning recovery and increased need to support schools with foundational skills reading instruction across the country.

Prior to this newest adventure, Mindy served as Founding Dean of Relay Chicago, where she oversaw all aspects of campus growth/strategy, financial health, partnership development, political advocacy, and teacher preparation programming. Under her leadership, Relay Chicago became the second largest and most diverse provider of teachers in IL. Before joining Relay, Sjoblom served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction, then as principal, at Rauner College Prep, one of the Noble Schools. While she was principal, Sjoblom’s students earned the highest average ACT scores in the school’s history. Before that, she served as founding humanities teacher at the Crossroads School in Baltimore. Sjoblom, an alumna of Teach For America, earned an M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University, School Administrative credentials from National Louis University and a B.A. in political science from Butler University.