Robin Finley began teaching in 1971 and taught language arts for 34 years before retiring in 2003. In 1981, Robin started to write Analytical Grammar in response to her district questioning the importance of grammar in learning to write.
After years of using, revising, and editing the materials, she was approached by a private school, asking if the materials were for sale.
A New Generation
Erin Karl, Robin’s daughter, grew up using her mother’s curriculum. After graduating from college, Erin was commissioned as an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force. After four years of active duty, she earned her teaching credential and taught middle school language arts for several years, using Analytical Grammar in her classroom.
As the company grew, Erin became increasingly involved in the company and eventually left her own teaching career to run the company alongside her mother.
Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going
Erin served as CEO for 22 years before Demme Learning acquired the Analytical Grammar brand in 2020.
In 2023, Analytical Grammar received a fresh look, updated content, and enhanced tools to support learning.
We are excited to continue to build on the strengths of the Analytical Grammar program and continue to provide high-quality tools to support student success.