Rita Herman has 30 years experience as a master reading teacher for kindergarten and first grade students Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh. She combines the Distar Reading Program with the Lippincott Reading Program. In addition, she has tutored newly arrived Russian children to read English; taught first grade at the Falk School – University of Pittsburgh Lab School; coordinated and taught the innovative Individualized Personal Instruction reading program for private schools which was a project of the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. Donna was school administrator for 12 years and presently sits on thse executive board of the Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh. Donna is the President of Keyboard Town PALS.
Rita teachers by demonstrating academic procedure and allowing students to practice skills as she observes results. The children benefitted from her creative personality.
Donna was responsible for the winning of the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award by Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh. Presently she is chairing the Yeshiva Schools committee for the National Accreditation Board Award.
Graduated University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. Trained in the Winifred Ward Method of Creative Dramatics and the Bryan Way Interactive Drama Technique. Donna Katz attended Columbia University and the Jewish Theologi cal Seminary Joint program teaching degree.
Rita created and directed parent groups called, "Beyond the Book", A parent’s Guide to Discussing Book themes with their children. Trained Pittsburgh Public School volunteers in Creative Dramatic Techniques. Developed A Child’s Sensitivity to the Arts Program for parents at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Organized a program attended by Former Governor Thornburg of Pennsylvania, for 800 special needs children. Developed the Become A Better Parent Pilot Program, led by Dr. Bockner of Germany. Professional reading advisor to the New American Academy, P.S. 770, NYC. Rita is the CEO of of Keyboard Town PALS.