Campus Secondary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose
Westchester Academy for International Studies
7th Grade - Language Arts/Social Studies

Education
Texas A&M University at College Station, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turner Falls, Mass., Certificate

Teaching History
Westchester Academy (WAIS), 7th Grade Middle Years Program Year 2 Language Arts/Social Studies, 2013-Present
Burnet Middle School, Burnet Consolidated ISD, 2008-2011 and 2012-2013

Total Years in Education - 6 Years

In her own words . . .

“I love to teach because I want to make history relevant to today’s youth.”
“I give my students the opportunity to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. No one student is alike, and I believe that multitasking and flexibility are crucial in a classroom. It has often been said that middle school students have been ‘caught in the middle.’ Students in my class will feel ‘right in the middle.’”

In the words of others . . .

“Mrs. Rose works with children ages 10 to 14 with the complicated task of teaching them the important T-2-4 skills of reading and writing, which we all know are critical for post-secondary success. Mrs. Rose gives every kid her best and they love working with and for her in the classroom.”
- Jennifer Collier, Westchester Academy Director

“Mrs. Rose is more than just a teacher to these kids: She is a mentor, a confidant and a role model as well. She is not overbearing, meddling or boring. She is stern, adaptable, creative, fun loving and happy. And when kids see an adult who is happy in her job, they realize that they, too, can be happy in their own.”
- Denise Turner, Westchester Academy Parent

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