Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Lora Rossi I am from Wolcott, CT. I obtained a Masters in Elementary Education in 1979 from the University of CT.
I taught for 32 years at Smalley Elementary School in New Britain, CT. Some of the grades I taught were first, second and third grade. I had the honor of teaching 17 years in Kindergarten. During my 32 years at Smalley I had the opportunity to present and facilitate countless teacher in-service workshops in Reading, Math and Science. I am trained in Activities Integrating Math and Science as well as Math Their Way Mathematics Program. I retired in 2006 and was invited back to start the first Dual Language Preschool program in CT. I re-retired and was asked to come back for seven years as an English Language Development tutor for English Language Learners.
Besides being a Kindergarten teacher I was the musical theater director. I had the honor of working with 100 students in the musicals Annie Jr., The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man Jr. and Beauty and the Beast. I am the 2003 Consolidated School Districtwide New Britain Teacher of the Year.
My husband and I moved to Florida in 2013. This is my third year teaching in Florida at Dunnellon Elementary School. Tiger Cubs Rock!!
I have a 35 year daughter -who is a 2002 international gold medalist in Tap Dancing, My Son in law is a Fire fighter Paramedic, I have a seven year old granddaughter, a nine year old grandson, and an eight month old grandson.
Besides teaching Kindergarten I love singing karaoke, dancing, and playing golf!