We are the educators that founded Rye Reads and the Rye Book Club for Kids! We recently orchestrated the 2020/21 Learning Pods for the Rye school community, supporting our community’s academic needs during last year’s hybrid learning environment. We started with the belief that children’s learning should be affordable, age appropriate, structured, and organized. If we could tap into a child’s natural curiosity and give them the opportunity to express themselves in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment, they would develop the love of reading and an appreciation for all learning. We were right! To date, our programs have helped many children in Rye and beyond become better readers, better students, and better community members. We offer the best of today’s teaching practices, combining academic vigor with social and emotional support. In 2021, we relocated to our new, larger facility. The Rye Reads Learning Center is located at 30 Elm Place in Rye, NY. We continue to expand and provide literary academic support to Rye and neighboring communities.
The Rye Children's Book Festival is a natural extension of the academic work we offer at the Rye Reads Learning Center. Our goal is to celebrate and promote literacy in our community through a day filled with children's author book signings, read alouds, parent workshops and a Illustrator Pavilion. We look forward to welcoming you!
Terry Taddeo-Caridi, MsEd holds Masters Degree in Special Education. During more than 25 years as an educator, she has developed coding programs for software developers, worked as an educator for the NYC Department of Education and is trained in applied behaviorist. In 2015, she launched Rye Reads, Inc. to support literacy in our communities. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Early Childhood Education.
Georgia Arbuiso-Gilfeather, TSHH, MsEd is a licensed as Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped with a Masters Degree in Special Education. During her 25-year career she has worked as a classroom teacher, speech therapist, and an independent service provider serving children both at home and in schools. Georgia is also trained in applied behavior analysis.