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					                                          Rosa Riccio Pietanza
                               2041 61 Street, Brooklyn, New York 11204
                              (718) 256-3223 (home) (917-912-5605 (cell)


Educational Background
1970    B.A. French and Italian, Hunter College
1975    M.A. Italian, Hunter College
1981    Advanced Certificate in Educational Administration and Supervision, Brooklyn College

Professional Experience

September 2010- Present       Master Teacher and Coordinator of Partnership Schools, Department of
                              Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human
                              Development, New York University

September 2006-August 2010    Senior Associate and Coordinator, Partnership Schools and Instructor,
                              Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
                              New York University (Coordinate Partner Schools on the Lower East Side,
                              Chair of ELL Think Tank.

July-August 2000-2005         Co-Principal, Seward Park High School and Murry Bergtraum
                              High School Summer School Programs.

September 1999-               Principal, University Neighborhood High School
August, 2005                  A Manhattan High School-New York University Partnership offering
                              a college preparatory program to students residing primarily
                              in districts 1 and 2.

February 1999-                Project Director, University Neighborhood High School
August 1999                   Collaborated with a design team to write the Educational Plans
                              for this new high school, to select staff, prepare curriculum, select
                              textbooks, organize intensive orientation programs students and
                              teachers.

September 1993-                Assistant Principal, Foreign Languages, Bergtraum High School for
January, 1999                  Business Careers
                               Supervised the Foreign Language and the ESL Department. Supervised
                               the Chinese and Spanish Bilingual House. Established the Language
                               Culture and World Trade House and the Academy Travel and Tourism.
                               Served as Project Director of Project Crest, funded by an ESEA Title VII
                               Grant (1997-1998); Project Director of the Project Excel Grants in 1997
                               and 1998; and Project Director of the Carl B. Perkins VATEA Grants from
                               1994-1999.

                               Teacher of Italian and French at John Dewey High School Coordinator
September 1970-                of the John Dewey High School Foreign Language Independent Study
November 1978 and              Program. Also served as teacher of ESL and Spanish;. On child-care leave
September 1989-                from Dec. 1978 to Aug. 1989.
June 1993

September 1972-                 Adjunct Lecturer of Italian at Hunter College, Center for Life Long
May 1978                        Learning.

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Selected Professional Activities:

2006-Present    Board of Directors, Publicolor and Member of Audit and Governance Committees
1972-present    Former president and vice president, Italian Teachers Association of the American
                Association of Teachers of Italian (1975-2006),
                 Regional Representative to AATI 1980-1990
                Member, Awards Committee and AATI Travel Study Grant to Italy Coordinator
1975-present    New York State Association of Foreign Language Teacher, New York City Director, (2006-
                2008), Board of Advisors 2005-present: NYCAFLT-NYSAFLT-UFT, NYC
                Member of the NYSAFLT Advocacy Committee 1997-present
                Coordinator, AATI Travel Study Grant to Italy 1987-present
                Elected to Nominations Committee, 2009, 2011,
                Co-Coordinator, New York City Regional Meetings 1982-87
                Delegate to Summer Arts Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York. Member of Ad Hoc
                Committee on Integrating the Arts into Foreign Language.1977-1978
2002-2005       Principal mentor, New Leaders for New Schools (2002-2004), New York City
                Leadership Academy (2004-2005)
2005-2007       LOTE Regional Representative to the New York City Department of Education
2003            Coach, Manhattan Bridges High School Proposal, New Visions for New Schools
2002-2003       Member, Emeritus Corps, Principals' Advanced Leadership Seminar Series
1995-1998       Board of Advisors, Worlds Games Institute
1995-1999       Lead Assistant Principal, Foreign Languages and ESL, Manhattan High Schools
1985-1989       Vice President (1985-87) and President (1987-89), Kappa Delta Pi, Eta Theta Chapter,
                Brooklyn College. initiated a mentor program for chapter members and an arts in education
                program.
1982-1984       Board of Directors, Sulmona Institute on Italian Language and Civilization, Sulmona, Italy
1980-1988       Board of Advisors of Il Giornalino, a Middlebury College publication for students and
                teachers of Italian.
1978-1988       Item writer, Comprehensive Italian Three Year Regents Examination, New York State
                Education Department
1978-1981       Member, Board of Directors, Italian American Institute to Foster Higher Education of the
                City University of New York, renamed the Calandra Institute of CUNY.
1978-1989       Member, Board of Advisors, New York Grand Opera Company, Vincent La Selva, Director
1977-1981       Member, Local Committee, Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
1975-1982       Co-founder, Italian Culture and Heritage Week with Dr. Angelo Gimondo, Superintendent,
                District 30 and Dr. Stephen Aiello, past president of the Board of Education of the City of New
                York. Served as coordinator and president of the Board of Directors


Selected Presentations

Incorporating Process Drama Techniques into the LOTE Classroom, October 16 and October 30, 2010
                NYSASLT and NYCAFLT/UFT Annual Conferences
Parent Engagement in NYC Public Schools, Silver School of Social Work Parent Coordinator Leadership
                Development, June 2009, June 2010
Youth Leadership Development , Color Club, Publicolor, Inc. April, 2010
People Who Inspire Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language and NYSAFLT
                 Colloquium. March 2010
Using Protocols to Develop Foreign Language Learning Communities,NYSAFLT and
                   NYCAFLT, Annual Meetings, April 2008 and April 2010
 Empowering the Learner in the Classroom, NYSAFLT Annual Meeting and
                 NYCAFLT/UFT Annual Conferences, October 2009 October 2008


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University-Assisted Public Schools as a Model for P–16 Education in New York State,
                  Stakeholder Summit, Teachers College October 2008
LOTE Standards and Assessment, Keynote address New York City Department of Education Second Annual
                   LOTE Symposium, January 2006
Developing Foreign Language Learning Communities," New York City Association of
                    Foreign Language Teachers Regional Meeting, October 2004
Obtaining Outside Resources for your School and School University Partnerships,
                    New York City Principals' Retreat October 2000
Promoting the Study of Foreign Language via International Business Programs,
                    American Association of Teachers of French, Pace University November 1998
Portfolios and Assessment of Students' Work, Westchester Community College April 1998
Portfolio Assessment in the Foreign Language/ESL Classroom, New York City Association of Foreign
                   Language Teachers Regional Meetings, October 1997, 1999, 2001
Foreign Language and Business Careers,UFT Foreign Language Committee
                      October 1994, November 1995
International Studies and the Italian Classroom,Northeast Conference on the Teaching
                      of Foreign Languages May 1981
Italian Culture Week and its Effectiveness in Increasing Enrollments in Italian, New
                     York University Alumni Association March 1979
The Italian American Woman, Center for Migration Studies, New York City March 1977
Italian American Youth, Center for Migration Studies, New York City May 1977
The Role of the Italian Teachers' Association in promoting the Study of Italian,
                       Queens borough Community College May 1977
Teaching Italian in the Secondary Schools, Italian Bilingual Educators Association April 1977
The Unique Facets of the Language Program at John Dewey High School, American
                       Association of Teachers of Italian of Long Island June 1971 and American
                        Association of Teachers of Italian of Connecticut May 1971
Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom, Modern Language Association, New York City December 1970

Publications/ Media Projects

1993           Consultant and Member of Advisory Committee, "Italian Americans: Looking Back-
               Moving Forward" a study guide published by the New York State Education Department
1993           Featured in Italian American Portraits, a documentary by Tony De Nonno
1981           Associate Producer, It's One Family: Knock on Wood ,a documentary of the
               Manteo Marionettes by filmmaker Tony De Nonno
1981           Contributor to "Integrating the Arts into Foreign Language Education" published by
               the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers.
1980           Why Study Italian, media project, in conjunction with the Italian Teachers'
               Association and the Board of Education of the City of New York
1979           Italian Gems, a bilingual coloring book, co-authored with Dr. Theodore Huebener.
1976-1982      Editor, Italian Teachers Association Newsletter
1975           Resources for Teachers of Italian and their Students, ERIC Clearinghouse.
               Learning Experiences Outside of the Classroom, published in ITALICA, journal of the
               American Association of Teachers of Italian




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Honors and Awards
2010         Publicolor, Outstanding Principal Award
2009         Dorothy S. Ludwig Service to the Profession Award, NYSAFLT
2006         Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Award and Proclamation
2006         Association of Italian American Educators Lifetime Achievement Award
2000         Italian Cultural Award, Van Westerhout-Cittadini Molesi
1997         Service Award, Educational Video Center
1997         Leonard Covello Educator of the Year Award, Italian Teachers' Association
1996         World Games Award, World Games and the IBJ Foundation
1996         Recipient, New York City Council Proclamation
1995         Distinguished Language and Cultural Education Award, Columbia Teachers' Association
             of the New York City Board of Education
1992         Italian Culture and History Award, presented by Charles Hynes, Kings County District
              Attorney
1992         Youth Development Award, presented by FIERI, a national organization of Italian
             American Professionals.
1989         Service Award, Kappa Delta Pi, Eta Theta Chapter, Brooklyn College
1985-1987    Service Awards, New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers
1983         Graduate Scholarship Award, Kappa Delta Pi, Eta Theta Chapter, Brooklyn College
1982         Graduate Honor Award, School of Education, Brooklyn College
1980         Italian Heritage and Culture Week Award
1979         Partner in Education Award, Center for Career and Occupation Education, Board of
             Education of the City of New York
1977         Partner in Education Award, Public School 205, Board of Education of the City of New York.
1972         Fulbright Hayes Award to study at the Universita per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy

Languages Spoken:
Native fluency in Italian. Proficient in French and Spanish.

Licenses from New York City:
French Day High School , Italian Day High School
Assistant Principal, Supervision, Foreign Languages
Principal, Day High School, Principal, Alternative High Schools

Permanent Certificates from New York State Department of Education:
Italian, French, School Administrator/ Supervisor and School District Administrator

Membership in Professional Associations
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL)
American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)
American Italian Historical Association (AIHA)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Italian Folk Arts Federation of America (IFAFA)
Kappa Delta Pi
New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)
New York City Association of Foreign Language Teachers-UFT
New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYTESOL)




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