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Rosemarie Tarantino

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Member Type: Teacher (K-12)
Last Login: Nov 25, 2013
Member Since: Nov 25, 2013


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Primary Affiliation:
  • Benjamin Franklin MIddle School (Education, Middle School, CA, United States)

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501 Starr Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94590 United States


  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)
  • Italian - speaking level (Beginner) - reading level (Novice)
  • Spanish - speaking level (Intermediate) - reading level (Intermediate)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • Masters Technology Education and Curriculum (Current)
  • Teaching Credential Secondary, English (06/1989)
    Sonoma State University
  • BA English with an emphasis in Writing (05/1986)
    Dominican University


  • Mentor, Teacher Leader, Department Chair (08/1997 - Current) Franklin Middle School, VCUSD
  • STEAM-E Curriculum Writer (06/2012 - Current) VCUSD
  • Teacher (08/1990 - Current) Franklin Middle School, VCUSD
  • After School Director (06/1987 - 08/1989) Montessori De Tera Linda
  • Classroom Teacher Assistant/Writing teacher (08/1988 - 07/1989) Montessori De Tera Linda


    Volunteer 08/1998 - Current
  • NEA
    Member 08/1990 - Current
  • CTA
    member 08/1990 - Current
    Board Member 07/2000 - 08/2008

Honors and Awards

  • Technology (04/2013)
    Awarded this honor from VCUSD for writing STEAM-E curriculum and acting as liason to Vallejo's community
  • Teacher of the Year (02/1995)
    School Teacher of the year
  • Who's Who Among Teachers (01/1995)
    Years awarded: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003

Teaching Experience

  • 7th & 8th Grade English classes ( Current)
    Franklin MIddle School - English
    For the past 24 years, I have taught at FMS teaching 7th & 8th grader students English
  • Credit Recovery ( Current)
    VCUSD - English 9
    This High School program supports students who desire to attend school at night for 6 hours a week, completing 9th grade coursework.
  • STEAM-E ( Current)
    Franklin MIddle School - From English perspective
    This class incorporates a variety of topics that change each quarter. Students research, read, and prepare opportunities for presentations, using technology.
  • English Support (Fall 2009)
    Franklin MIddle School - Language Course Work
    This class was an effective two hour block course to support students who were reading 3-5 years below grade level. This program lasted three years and saw major impact on student growth.