Hi, everyone! I’m Rose, and I’m delighted you’re here! I am blessed to have been able to achieve a a dream that developed when I was a third grader. Miss Transue, my third grade teacher, was a very young teacher still working on her degree at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She was working on a project in her reading methods class, and invited me to come to her class for a demonstration. The honor of her asking, the experience of having my teacher pick me up from my house in her car, taking me to her university class, and sitting on a tall stool and reading in front of all those college students was forever etched in my memory.
I taught for sixteen fourteen years before retiring. I hope that I was successful through the years at kindling in my students’ hearts the same burning desire to learn that Miss Transue instilled in me as a third grader.
I’ve been married to the same wonderful man since the summer I graduated from high school. Together we have four children and seven grandchildren. Trust me–we’re all pretty casual and laid back, but they are all the motivation I need to love, learn, and teach!
I’m also mom to a darling little fluff ball, Gracie, my little shih tzu.
I love coffee (decaf!) any time of day, but iced, please, in summer! I love nature and walk frequently among the live oak trees on our five acres in the Texas Hill Country. Other than that, you’ll find me at my computer studying and writing curriculum resources.
I’m a follower of Jesus. I hope the love of the Lord OOZES from my soul and shines on all those around me. 🙂
Thank you very much for stopping by!