Anita S. Rodgers, president of ASR Consulting, Inc, and co-founder of Breakers Island, LLC, is known best as an education consultant specializing in adult education and family literacy. She has over 20 years of related work experience and previously served as the Executive Director of the Florida Literacy Coalition and Senior Vice President of Volunteer Florida Foundation for the Governor’s Literacy and Mentoring Initiatives.
Rodgers served as a statewide literacy advocate and developed numerous projects that were replicated throughout Florida. Her highly energetic workshop style consistently delights audiences and makes learning fun. Rodgers holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Central Florida. She is responsible for training and instructional design projects that develop curriculum, resource materials, and instructional guides as well as conducting statewide training opportunities for teachers, administrators and literacy/mentoring practitioners.
Examples of instructional design and development include:
- Family Reading Pavilion
1992, Exemplary Program Award, Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc. Statewide Program Development Award, Florida ACE Network Clearinghouse, Florida Atlantic University
- Tutor Tips Resource Manual
1996, Guide for volunteer tutors, Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc. Recipient of National Literacy Award, Laubach Literacy Action, Syracuse, New York
- Cooking with the Coalition
1997, Adult Learner Cookbook and Lesson Planning Guide for Adult Education and Literacy practitioners, Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc.
- Mapping the Future
2000, Curriculum and Resource Guide for Correctional Education, Florida Department of Corrections
- Family Literacy Works in Florida
2003 Participant Guide and 2003 Guide for Trainers, The Florida Practitioners’ Task Force on Family Literacy
- Teen TrendsettersTM
Reading Mentors Curriculum, 2003 First Edition, 2004 Second Edition, Governor’s Mentoring Initiative; Florida Mentor Resource Guide and three correlated Student Activity Books. 2006 Collaborative mentoring project under development with Scholastic, Inc.
- College! Mentoring Guide
2005, Presidents’ Focus on Achievement, Volunteer Florida Foundation Municipal Resource Guide, 2006, Community-Based Initiative, Volunteer Florida Foundation
- Family Literacy Best Practices
2006, Family Literacy Training Model, Governor’s Family Literacy Initiative, Volunteer Florida Foundation
- Adult Education Leadership Institute
2006, Program Evaluation Project, Governor’s Family Literacy Initiative, Volunteer Florida Foundation
- Neighbors To The Rescue
2006, Florida Hurricane Relief Fund, Volunteer Florida Foundation
- Families Building Better Readers ~ High School Edition
2008 – 2014, statewide project design and support publications, including a Family Resource Guide and Guide for Trainers, Just Read Florida!, Florida Department of Education
- A Retrospective ~ 25 Years
2013, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
- Breakers Island © 2012
Storybook Author, Co-founder, Breakers Island, LLC, an interactive learning project comprised of short stories and learning activities for families and young children.