Rosie Grant is the Executive Director of the Paterson Education Fund (PEF), where she has given 25 years of educational leadership. PEF’s programs are specifically designed to engage a broad cross-section of stakeholders in the improvement of Paterson Public Schools. Rosie has background in accounting, grant writing, program management and nonprofit management. In her work at Paterson Education Fund she has designed, constructed developed and executed many community engagement programs and strategies for Paterson Public Schools children and their families. Rosie has trained over 1,000 students and adults to be workshop and conversation facilitators. She also trained hundreds of Paterson teachers to be facilitators in personalization advisory for students. She is skilled at convening cross-sector partnerships for education and leading difficult public dialog, particularly in the areas of multicultural communications and anti-racism.
In addition to her leadership at PEF, Rosie has provided strategic planning and leadership development assistance to other community organizations and serve on several boards. She is a Warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson and Treasurer of the Gertrude Butts Memorial Scholarship Foundation. She currently serves on the NJ Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Stakeholder Engagement Team and the Title 1 Committee of Practitioners.