Ms. Rosie Sansalone
Language Arts Teacher
Year Started: 2006
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, Education and Spanish Literature, Washington University in St. Louis; M.A., Education, St. Louis University; Additional graduate credit at Xavier University
Awards: Robert I. Goldman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education; 2011 Schilderink Family Faculty Chair for Distinguished Teaching; 2013-2014 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow
Experience: 9 years in education prior to The Summit; 8th and 9th grade English teacher; Coached 8th grade Power of the Pen; Directed 8th grade play;
Inspiration: Several teachers during my years of education were great inspirations to me. Becoming a teacher is my way of saying thank you to them. I also love to share my passion for the English language with my students. Teaching at The Summit gives me the opportunity to share my talents, my passions, as well as give back to this place that has given so much to my family.
Philosophy: My philosophy is simple: meet the students where they are and bring them to where they could be! I always encourage my students to take the extra step and go beyond expectations. The teaching of character is very important to me as well. I use my curriculum to teach character: from the moment the students greet me at the door, to our discussion of themes in poetry and literature, to my emphasis on the importance of proper communication (spoken and written), I emphasize that fine character is most important.
Personal: Children: Catherine '19; Maria '09; Alix '08