Roberta Schomburg is currently serving as the interim executive director of the Fred Rogers Center.
Roberta is formerly Associate Dean and Professor of Early Childhood in the School of Education at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where she has taught for twenty-five years. Roberta has also taught in preschool, Head Start and primary grades in California, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education in Administrative and Policy Studies/Child Development.
Roberta is a past Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center, where she advises various projects and conducts research. She recently was co-author with Chip Donohue of the Erikson Institute in Chicago for the NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center joint position statement, Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Programs that Serve Young Children from Birth through Age 8. She is on the editorial board of the Fred Rogers Center’s Early Learning Environment and has been a consultant with the Fred Rogers Company for the past thirty years, where she developed the activities for the Mister Rogers’ Plan and Play Book, and helped design professional development materials for teachers. Continuing her work with the Fred Rogers Company, she is currently an advisor for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.