Rosanne Zeppieri

zeppieri-rosanneRosanne Zeppieri began her career teaching French and Spanish for the Liverpool Central School District in New York State. After she moved with her family to New Jersey in 1985, she began working for the Freehold Regional School District; she then took a position at a career academy, the High Technology High School in Lincroft, NJ where she was a member of the first faculty at the school. This led to work as a Curriculum Coordinator for the Monmouth County Vocational School District. In 2000, she moved to the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District as the K-8 Supervisor of World Languages. She had the opportunity to set the direction for the program, oversee curriculum writing, and hire teachers to staff the program. This program has received recognition as a Model Program in NJ and received the ACTFL Melba D. Woodruff Award as an exemplary elementary foreign langue program. After her retirement, she began working as an Independent Consultant. Currently, she serves as a team leader and member of the Editorial Board for STARTALK, consults with districts in New Jersey, carries out program reviews, and trains teachers who work in traditional schools and those who teach in community schools. Further, she teaches an online course in assessment for Rutgers University. She became involved in professional organizations early in her career on the suggestion of her supervisor. She joined the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL), the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ), and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Rosanne was a member of the FLENJ Board for more than twenty years and served as President of the organization, Treasurer, and Program Chair. She has presented on a wide-range of topics related to world languages at FLENJ, NECTFL, and ACTFL conferences.