As a child, Roberta always dreamed of becoming a teacher. She also knew the day she first stepped into a classroom more than 30 years ago, without a doubt, that she had chosen a career that would bring her tremendous joy. During her early years as a special educator, Roberta noticed that the effects of her middle school students’ reading disabilities created barriers in all areas of academic achievement and social interactions. When an opportunity to teach beginning readers opened up in her district, Roberta knew she wanted to make a difference by working with younger children in an early intervention program. Teaching beginning readers and coaching teachers to ensure that all of our children have the opportunity to learn to read is something that Roberta is passionate about. Roberta was a 2 time recipient of New Jersey Governor’s Educator of the Year Program and nominated for New Jersey Monthly Pride Award for Education.
Roberta considers herself a lifelong learner. She has earned a BA in Speech and Language Pathology from Rutgers University, Masters in Reading from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership through Walden University. Most recently Roberta completed an Orton Gillingham Teacher Certificate Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a certified Dyslexia Practitioner.
As a retired public school teacher, Roberta is ready to give back to a most honorable profession as an educational consultant with Step by Step Learning.
Roberta is happiest when she is spending time with family at her home in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. She and her husband enjoy family events with their sons, gardening, walking their border collies or taking bike rides along the Delaware River.