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An accomplished career educator with expertise in early childhood and special education, Vivian Rose has nearly thirty years of distinguished service in and out of the classroom. In July 2011, she retired from her post as a kindergarten teacher for the Clarkstown Central School District in Rockland County, New York.
Prior to Clarkstown, Vivian served as a supervisor of the hearing/language impaired and communication disorders programs as well as principal of the Alternative High School - BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) - in Putnam/Northern Westchester, New York (1978-83).
Her other career posts, all based in New York, have included: Teacher in the pre-school art enrichment program at Temple Beth El, Spring Valley (1992-94); Family Specialist (more than a stay-at-home Mom!; 1983-95); Adjunct Professor, Psychology of Learning Disabilities at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry (1979-80); primary school teacher at St. Joseph School for the Deaf in the Bronx (1975-78); and 1st and 3rd grade teacher (Montessori approach) at Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School in Portchester (1971-74).
Vivian is the recipient of eight New York State IMPACT II Developer grants (1996-2008) as well as a Federal Education Training Grant, Montessori/Piaget, for Multiple Handicapped Children (1976), a summer program grant for communication disordered children in Putnam/Northern Westchester (1979), and a Curriculum Smart Board Grant from the Clarkstown Education Foundation (2010).
She served on the IMPACT II Board of Directors of the New York Teachers Network (2007-09) and holds New York state certifications as a school administrator and supervisor; for special education; for nursery, kindergarten, and grades 1-6; and as a teacher of the deaf.
As part of her service on curriculum committees, she has developed and written curriculum for elementary mathematics, technology for young children, and early literacy. She also identified, evaluated, and developed IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) for handicapped students in the Chappaqua, New York Central School District, and served as a contributing author for the reading curriculum at St. Joseph School for the Deaf.
Vivian earned an M.S. in Special Education from Hunter College (1975) and a B.S. in Elementary Education from St. John’s University (1971). She has completed post graduate studies in educational administration at New York University (1976-80) and earned a Professional Certificate in Sign Language, also from NYU (1975). She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the national education honor society.
Experienced conference presenter and workshop facilitator
Vivian is a highly experienced conference presenter and workshop facilitator. Among her many past presentations are:
Heroes! - 10th Annual Character Education Conference, Sage College
Alternative H.S. Programs and Mentoring New Teachers - Association of New York State Educators of the Emotionally Disturbed
Mainstreaming Classified Students - Association of New York State Educators of the Deaf
The Parent’s Role - National Convention, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
Language Home Training - New York State Speech, Hearing and Language Association