O'Leary, Robin L. (rlo2109)

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O'Leary, Robin
Practicum Designer
Health & Behavior Studies

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Robin O’Leary holds a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in Educational Psychology and an MSEd in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. 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 was awarded the Jeanne S. Chall Fellowship for her dissertation proposal from the International Reading (now Literacy) Association. Robin is currently is a Clinical Placements Specialist for Childhood Education programs at Hunter College as well as an adjunct assistant professor in the fields of child development and literacy at Hunter College and Teachers College.


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