Program Director, Childhood Special Education
Some of the Values that Shape My Work
There are many values that shape my work, including: curriculum development that reflects a rich and well researched interdisciplinary approach; an emphasis on conceptual understanding, as well as facts and skills; a commitment to transformative pedagogy; a priority on children’s and teachers’ social and emotional health; a belief in experiential and constructivist learning; a passion for promoting an anti-bias stance with an emphasis on a social justice and action orientation; a devotion to the principles of universal design and differentiated instruction based on what we know about the myriad ways in which children learn; a profound appreciation of the central role that understanding child development plays; a deep respect for the teacher as collaborative learner and reflective decision-maker; and an orientation that values student based inquiry.
Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities
My work with families includes workshops in Spanish on parents’ legal rights in special education. My work with children includes teacher of English as a foreign language in Spain, teacher of junior and high school in New York City public schools, and private learning specialist with 4th - 12th graders.
Recent Professional Contributions
Membership in Program Committee; Instructor of EDUC 964, EDUC 513, EDUC 807
- Ed.D., Special Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
- M.A., Special Education, Hunter College, City University of New York
- B.A., Spanish, University of California - Riverside
Selected Publications and Presentations
Rosenberg, M. (1987). Beyond finding and fixing the deficiencies: Augmenting the clinical model. Journal of Reading, Writing and Learning Disabilities International, 3(4), 291-296.