Chief Strategy Officer
Rose Anello oversees the Department of Planning, Performance and Strategy that includes: Institutional Advancement; Quality Improvement; the Center for Professional Development; Policy and Strategic Initiatives; Communications; and Program Performance and Outcome Measurement.
Rose, who joined SCO in 2011, has over 30 years of leadership experience in advocacy, government relations, civic engagement and policy development. Prior to joining the SCO team she served as Director of Government Relations at Scholastic Inc., where she developed a comprehensive literacy platform and a multi-state and national policy agenda for the company. Previously, she served as Associate Executive Director for Public Affairs at Citizens Committee for Children of New York, a child advocacy organization, where she directed the agency’s work with elected officials in New York City and Albany and developed CCC’s public affairs portfolio to include government relations, civic engagement programs, public education activities and the media.
Some of her key achievements include advocacy strategies that led to the establishment of a national literacy program for children from birth through grade 12; the federal LEARN Act bill; the NYC Earned Income Tax Credit; Universal Pre-K legislation in New York State; and the termination of barracks-style shelters for homeless families that then transitioned into apartment style transitional housing.
Rose is a graduate of Fairfield University and holds an MSW from Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work.
of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards
people with special needs develop skills to reach their full potential