Jaclyn Rosenberg is a native New Yorker who grew up in Long Island. Jaclyn has fond childhood memories of attending weekend youth groups and summer camps. “As teachers, we constantly tell our students that they need to work together and respect each other in the classroom, but children need the opportunity to put that into practice. It’s outside the classroom, in real life situations, where children find out what collaborative learning and cooperative play is all about,” Jaclyn says.
Jaclyn holds a Masters degree in teaching English as a Second Language from Hunter College. In addition, Jaclyn has received extensive literacy training from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. Jaclyn has resided in Manhattan since she graduated from Indiana University’s School of Education in 2009. She enjoys spending her free time walking her dog around Tribeca, and visiting the city’s museums, restaurants, parks and coffee shops!
Maggie Madden is originally from California, but has developed a love of New York City since moving here 10 years ago. Maggie moved here to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher and has been teaching in New York City public schools ever since. Maggie graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and earned a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Lehman College while participating in the Teach for America program. Maggie is in her 10th year as a classroom teacher, with experience working in both lower and upper elementary.
Maggie strongly believes in the importance of connecting children’s learning to real world experiences. When children have the opportunity to interact firsthand with concepts they have been studying, their learning is enhanced. Throughout her career, Maggie has developed a literacy based social studies curriculum that is centered around exploration around New York City. Maggie loves exploring the city with children and seeing their learning brought to life in powerful ways!