Rosella GivensProject Director
"Nothing is impossible with the right attitude!"
- Lou Holtz
B.S. in Elementary Education, Eastern Kentucky University
After receiving her BS in Elementary Education from Eastern Kentucky University, Ms. Givens worked as a Title One Teacher in Dayton, Ohio. From 1995 to 1997, she served as the On-site Coordinator for Direct Instruction at two elementary schools in Dayton. In 1998, Rosella worked as an Implementation Manager for NIFDI for two inner-city elementary schools in Baltimore and Philadelphia. From 1999 to 2004, she was the On-site Coordinator for Direct Instruction at two elementary schools in Chester, Pennsylvania. During 2006-2009 she served as the On-Site Implementation Manager for NIFDI at seven elementary and middle schools in Atlanta.
From 2010 through January 2016 Rosella was an Implementation Manager in Texas for 4 IDEA Public Schools. She has provided DI program delivery training, consultation and coaches training in Ohio, Texas, Georgia, Nebraska, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, Illinois, Australia and Maryland. Rosella currently serves as a Project Director and IM for NIFDI. She works with IDEA Schools in Texas and Louisiana.