Rose Massie is a highly skilled instructor and mentor of other early childhood professionals. She has experience and expertise in working with children ages birth to school age. She understands, applies, and teaches research based practice in early childhood devlopement and in particular early childhood literacy/reading instruction. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in storytelling with children and teaching story telling techniques to teachers, librarians, and parents.

She has been a frequent trainer for family literacy programs, librarians, Head Start and Early Head Start professionals, and parents. Her main focus in professional development has been the importance of and the development of instructionals skills involved with early reading. Trainings have been local and statewide. She enables professionals to return to their classrooms with working tools and materials.

Helen Guisler, Director, Family Literacy, Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 Community Educational Services

Rose understands the needs of adult learners and can get concepts across in a professional and enjoyable manner. Her knowledge of children’s literature is very strong. Her ability to find extension ideas for books obviously comes from her experience of working with children and their families and will be appreciated by early childhood educators. Her storytelling keeps even the youngest spellbound.

Susan Pannebaker, Director, Bureau of Library Development, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, PA Dept. of Education