Clinical Placement Specialist for Childhood Education
After a successful career on the stage, Robin attended Hunter College and received a masters degree in Early Childhood Education. From there, Robin worked as a classroom teacher and director within New York City’s high-needs Community Based Early Childcare Centers. Robin earned her PhD in Educational Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2017 with a concentration in Learning, Development and Instruction. In addition to her work at Hunter College, Robin has served as a consultant and speaker for the NYC Department of Education, Reading Rescue and an adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College.
- PhD Educational Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center
- MPhil Educational Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center
- MSEd Early Childhood Education, Hunter College
Early Childhood Development, Language and Literacy, birth – K and K – 2nd grade.
Teaching reading, emergent literacy, phonemic awareness and segmentation.
- O’Leary, R., & Ehri, L. C. (2020). Orthography facilitates memory for proper names in emergent readers. Reading Research Quarterly, 55(1) 75-93.
- O’Leary, R., & Hoover, N. L. (2015) Reading Rescue’s Research Base: A Review of Scientific Studies Supporting Assessments and Lesson Components and Research Documenting the Model’s Effectiveness in Inner City, High Poverty Schools. The Benedict A. Silverman Foundation.
- Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship, International Literacy Association, 2014