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Rosie John-Baptiste

Specialist, Literacy Coaching Implementation

johnbaptister@coe.ufl.edu

Rosie John-Baptiste serves as a Literacy Coaching Implementation Specialist at the Lastinger Center for Learning. In this role, Rosie authors literacy coaching content for the literacy coach endorsement program, the New Worlds Reading Initiative, and other online and in-person credentialed professional development experiences.

Originally from London, she entered teaching as a Teach for America corps member and developed a passion for actively addressing educational inequity by serving her scholars, their families, and communities in historically and continually under served neighborhoods in Florida.

Rosie holds a BA in graphic design and media management from the University of West London. Now, as a fully-fledged, sun-seeking, bug-loathing Floridian transplant, Rosie enjoys living close to West Central Florida’s fabulous sugar sand beaches. During her free time, she can be found strolling at the water’s edge, nodding along to music, and listening to podcasts and audio books.