Dr. Kurstedt joined READ East Harlem in Spring of 2016. Rosanne has been a teacher and staff developer in NYC and was the Director of Curriculum at Hong Kong Academy. Her research interests include classroom talk, the collaborative work of teachers, and using picture books to inspire and expand writing, reading, and the way our students view the world. In addition to working with READ East Harlem, Rosanne teaches at Hunter in the Graduate Literacy Program. She writes for educational publishing companies and is a children's book author. She is also the president and founder of The Author Experience a nonprofit organization that brings author visits and book ownership to schools in low-income neighborhoods.