Rose Marino Foster has been a Literacy Specialist working within the Elmont school district for over fifteen years. She holds a M.A. in Childhood Education and a M.S. in Literacy B-12. Her experience includes working as an AIS teacher, teacher mentor and now a district wide Instructional Coach. Rose was nominated for the Herald Head of the Class Award for the 2020-2021 school year for her dedication to her profession. She has a passion for not only educating students but for also guiding other educators to grow their instructional capacity and skill. Rose has been teaching courses for LIIPS for over a decade.