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Mrs. Kathleen Rose


As Department Chair of Gow's Reconstructive Language Department, Mrs. Rose has trained hundreds of educators. She has held multiple leadership positions with both the IDA and IMSLEC.
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Chair of Reconstructive Language Department

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Department Chair, Faculty, Reconstructive Language

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B.S. Marketing and Business, SUNY Buffalo State
M.A. Liberal Studies: Language and Learning, SUNY Empire State College

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As Chair of the Reconstructive Language program at The Gow School, Mrs. Kathleen Rose is responsible for curriculum development and accreditation, teacher training, teaching, tracking students, language testing, and class placement. She has trained hundreds of educators in Western New York through Gow's Teacher Training Institute in direct, phonetic, and multisensory approaches, and in language foundations.

Mrs. Rose is Past-President of the Western New York Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), past chair of the national IDA Nominating Committee, and Director and Vice President of Accreditation for the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC). She has been an adjunct instructor in the Canisius/Medaille Colleges Graduate Reading Program. Mrs. Rose has served as consultant to public schools and The International Dyslexia Association. She also tutors students privately. She was content advisor to WNED Television (PBS affiliate) in 2006 for the hour-long documentary, Demystifying Dyslexia.

Mrs. Rose serves on the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Youth Development 4H Public Presentation Committee for Erie County. Each winter, she helps to organize and coordinate Gow students' 4H presentations. In addition, she is a volunteer member of the South Wales Volunteer Fire Company, and she advises The Gow School Junior Fire Fighters.