Emily Roden uses her experience in creating and implementing family partnership strategies and tools in schools across the U.S. to support the critical work of family engagement in all products and services at Teaching Strategies.
A former classroom teacher and educational consultant, Emily has spent her entire professional career focused on improving outcomes for children. After becoming a parent in 2008, Emily personally and professionally explored the impactful role that families play in student achievement. Recognizing a gap in current research-based tools to support family engagement in public schools, she gathered a team of developers, filmmakers, and early childhood experts and founded ReadyRosie—a comprehensive family engagement solution.
Now as a part of the Teaching Strategies family, the ReadyRosie™ family engagement tools are being implemented by schools and programs countrywide. The innovative work of Emily and the ReadyRosie team has been highlighted by the White House Summit on Early Education, the Clinton Global Initiative, the LEGO Foundation Idea Conference, and multiple publications and journals.
Emily has become a leader in promoting transformative family engagement and now speaks locally and nationally to encourage other social impact entrepreneurs.
"While there are so many factors that contributed to my own education, my positive early learning experiences and my family developed in me the foundations of emotional security, confidence, creativity, and curiosity. I can’t believe I now get to work in an organization that is working around the clock to ensure that all children have those foundations through their school and family experiences."