F.O.R.W.A.R.D.
A Housing Community For The Developmentally Disabled

Rose Marie Strippoli

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Rose Marie Strippoli

Board member

Rose Marie is a retired educator and administrator from Tappan, New York. Her
BS and MS degrees in art education from The State University of New York/New
Paltz enabled her to teach art to students at all grade levels.


Developing and teaching high school curriculum, speaking on Gifted and Talented
Education in Art, and exhibiting student work in her community, were all
components of her work as an art teacher. Rose Marie’s accomplishments
included getting her students to think through art, to enjoy creating art and to
develop an awareness of the world of art. Her students also had fun writing and
acting in plays focused on various artists. Their outdoor art happenings were
enjoyed by 150 or more students at once!


During her career in education, Rose Marie also designed and implemented a
progressive program entitled “Humanities in the Elementary School,” for which
she was awarded a New York State Grant.


Rose Marie later earned a School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) Professional
Diploma from Bank Street College and became Director of the South Orangetown
Central School District Extended Educational Care Program. Her innovative
morning and afternoon program for children of working parents was recognized by
The New York State Education Department. Rose Marie was also invited to attend
The 21st Century Schools Project at the Bush Center in Child Development and
Social Policy at Yale University.


Following her retirement to Cape Cod, Rose Marie served as consultant in
Humanities to the American Bar Association, with a focus on Law-related
Education through the visual arts and humanities.

Volunteer Affiliations
 Cape Cod Museum of Art: Art instructor (1999 – 2000), Educational
Consultant (2003 – present).
 Art Teacher Association of Cape Cod (2004 – present).
 Massachusetts Cultural Council: Site evaluator (2008).
 The Educational Foundation for Dennis & Yarmouth, Inc.: Board member.

 Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation: Board member (2013 –
2015).
 Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee: Vice Chair & Treasurer (2007 –
present).
 Theta Phi Gamma Alumnae Association: President, 2005 – present.