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Professional Development



"I provide teachers and school leaders with opportunities to extend their thinking, their teaching, and student learning."

For more information, contact Rosanne.


She is also available to work with teachers

and parents.









​Targeted And Broad Experience
(I’ve worn many hats):


  • Ph. D. Curriculum & Instruction

  • Adjunct Professor of Education (Fordham and William Paterson Universities)

  • Director of Curriculum, Hong Kong Academy Primary School

  • Author, Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models (Scholastic)

  • It’s All About Comprehension Video Resource Guide, & Comprehension from the Ground Up Professional Development Resource Guide (Heinemann)

  • Presenter at National and International Conferences

  • Keynote speaker for New York City Portfolio Seminar

  • Contributor to New York City school districts in planning and implementing Standards-based curriculum

  • Teacher mentor and coach

  • Developer and facilitator of seminars for school leaders






Tailored Workshops to Meet Your Staff, Student, & School Needs:


  • Classroom Talk: The Language that Supports Learning

  • Curriculum Planning: Extending the Standards

  • Writing and Reading Workshop

  • Teacher Questioning: Questions that get kids thinking, learning & questioning

  • Beyond the Book Report: Responding to Literature in Authentic Ways

  • Student Choice and Inquiry

  • Using Picture Books to Teach Writing

  • Guided Reading

  • Writing Literary Non Fiction

  • Living Like Writers: The Structure and Craft of Great Writing 






Author Visits

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