Gary Sprunk, President
Gary Sprunk, MA in English Linguistics, read Bob’s Let’s End Our Literacy Crisis and soon became a partner in promoting the humanitarian project that the book proposes.
Gary Sprunk was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up there. He earned an engineering degree from Washington and Lee University. For several years he worked as an electromechanical engineer in the automotive and aerospace fields. Later he did database programming. But his great passion is language in all its aspects—etymology, semantics, foreign languages, sign language, everything! He earned a master’s degree in English linguistics from Arizona State University and taught English to young children in South Korea and to university students in Thailand. He was reminded how difficult English spelling is, especially for foreigners.
For many years Gary has been designing a new language, Kristul. On reading a newly released book in 2006, “Let’s End Our Literacy Crisis”, Gary saw how the proposed spelling system could be useful to his language project. But when corresponding with the author, Bob Cleckler, Gary learned that Bob could benefit from a collaborator, and Gary was uniquely qualified be fill that role. So he took on the project of developing and promoting the spelling reform of English, known as NuEnglish. His position is President of the nonprofit NuEnglish Inc.
Bob Cleckler, VP R&D
Bob C. Cleckler graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas. For many years he was employed by Hercules Inc. as a Safety Engineer.
After reading the book Illiterate America, Bob began passionately researching a solution to illiteracy. As a result he wrote a book titled Let’s End Our Literacy Crisis, detailing his solution. With Bob’s proposed solution, all students will learn to read, and in much less time.
Let’s End Our Literacy Crisis is revolutionary in its approach, and it suggests a thoroughgoing spelling reform. The book has been displayed at the Book Expo America and the Beijing, China book fairs, and has received numerous testimonials. Bob had an exclusive interview on WOAM radio in Canton, Ohio. Let’s End Our Literacy Crisis was one of only six finalists in the Education/Academics category of the USABookNews Best Books Awards competition and one of eight finalists in the Education category of the Foreword magazine Book of the Year competition. Eastern New Mexico University’s Professor of Special Education, Michael F. Shaughnessy, Ph.D. interviewed Bob. Dr. Shaughnessy, who read Bob’s book, said that he agrees with Bob 100 percent! The interview is posted on the EducationNews website.