the newest member of our Preschool Readers team!
I’m excited to announce that Rose Robbins is now one of our Preschool Readers reading specialists!
Rose is a long-time educator, dedicated to instilling a love of learning, for children and adults alike. She has 19 years of experience as an Early Childhood Teacher and Literacy Coach, along with her current position as a Reading Intervention Specialist in Pinellas County. Rose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s in Educational Leadership. Her experience and expertise in Reading, brings a great addition to the Preschool Reader’s team. Rose is also a dedicated mother of two, ages 4 and 7. She and her family love spending time exploring nature and the arts, crafting, and of course, READING!
Fun Q & A with Rose:
Q: When you were a child, what story did you love to read (or have read to you)?
A: Curious George, The Pokey Little Puppy
Q: Now that you are an adult, what children’s book do you like and feel all kids should have on their bookshelf?
A: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein or anything Dr. Suess
Q: Why do you love reading?
A: I love how reading can take you to places you’ve never been. Reading helps me understand different cultures other than my own. Knowing a character’s inner thoughts and circumstances helps me understand and empathize with them.
Q: What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a preschooler?
Q: Who was your favorite childhood teacher and why?
A: Mrs. Winter, my kindergarten teacher. I remember her as being warm, patient, and motherly. Great qualities any teacher should have.
Q: Why do you love teaching?
A: I love to see students’ face when they are really interested in learning something new. I get excited when the students feel confident enough to ask questions about what they are learning or when they are confused. I love to watch the students take risks and talk about what they learn with others. Seeing students share and learn from each other while making connections between what they’ve learned to their own lives, makes me love what I do.
Q: Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you'd know_____.
A: When I see butterflies, I become as giddy and curious as a child.
Lisa Vodola, M.Ed
Preschool Reading Specialist & Owner, Preschool Readers