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Robin O’Leary holds a MSEd in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College and is

currently a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Robin was

a teacher and school director for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services Division of

Early Childcare and Education, and the growing Universal Pre-Kindergarten program in New

York City. Robin’s concern and interest for young children led her to explore preschooler’s letter

name knowledge, phonemic awareness and mnemonic value for orthography as the focus of her

doctoral dissertation. She has was awarded the Jeanne S. Chall Fellowship for her dissertation

proposal from the International Reading (now Literacy) Association. Robin is currently an

adjunct lecturer in the fields of child development and literacy at Hunter College and Teachers



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