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Jenifer Rohrberger

Working with early readers and writers on foundational literacy skills has always been my passion, so I’m excited to get to do that again here a few times a week. I taught Kindergarten in private schools for about 10 years before having children of my own. I then had the pleasure of homeschooling Ellis for part of Kindergarten, and then 1st and 2nd grade. The learning that goes

on during these years is just magical to me, so to get to be a part of that again is so rewarding.

On the days that I am here, I’m meeting with children in small groups in order to provide best practice individualized instruction. We are strengthening phonological awareness skills through rhyming games, syllable work, and concept of word activities. These activities then allow us to build their skills to get them ready for manipulating letters and sounds in words in order to

support their developing decoding skills. We are putting it all together when we read books as a group to build fluency and work on comprehension.

Education

Masters of Science in Education

Loyola University  New Orleans

Bachelor of Science in Education

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

August 2005

New Orleans, LA

May, 2004

GPA: 4.0

GPA: 3.9

Professional Experience

2008 - 2014

The River School - Washington, DC

Kindergarten Teacher and Literacy Curriculum Leader

  • Supported and improved phonological awareness with the implementation of a wide-range of multi-sensory phonemic awareness activities

  • Facilitated math activities through the use of Chicago Everyday Mathematics

  • Promoted small motor growth with several Handy Learning activities and Handwriting Without Tears

  • Nurtured student writers with daily Writing Workshop sessions from Lucy Calkins

  • Observed elementary level teachers and provided literacy related support and feedback through the year

  • Presented relevant research and studies to peers during teacher development days to enhance literacy instruction

2007 - 2008

Charlotte Country Day School -  Charlotte, NC

Kindergarten Teacher

  • Began in January 2007 as a mid-year replacement for a departing teacher.  Collaborated with colleagues to quickly learn the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years kindergarten curriculum

  • Conducted conferences, made phone calls and sent emails on a regular basis to maintain parent contact

  • Administered kindergarten admissions tests and interviews with prospective kindergarten students

  • Prepared and hosted multiple Open House presentations for prospective kindergarten parents

  • Served on a Lower School literacy committee through the attendance of  bi-monthly meetings and workshops with several other lower school teachers

2004 - 2006

Second Grade Teacher

  • Awarded "New Teacher of the Year" by administrators for a combination of teaching skills, contributions to the school, and interpersonal skills

  • Selected to collaborate with teachers from three independent New Orleans area schools to design and implement a compressed, accelerated learning curriculum for hurricane affected students 

  • Elected by colleagues and administrators to serve as Social Committee Chairperson of Newman Lower School

  • Participated in optional continuing education workshops in order to improve teaching methods and better reach students

Isidore Newman School - New Orleans, LA

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