Mary Rose is a senior at the University of Idaho. She came to UI in 2011 to further her career in education. Previously she had been an elementary school teacher as well as a teacher’s aid. She has 4 children and stayed home for several years as a stay at home mom. For several reasons Mary needed to resume her career, with high hopes she called the University of Idaho with a goal to obtain a credential to teach early childhood special education.
This year Mary was excited to learn that she could join the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta and is now a proud member. She has made the Dean's list each semester as a result of A’s in every class she has taken. Very thankfully, this year she also won second place for the Women’s Opportunity Award given by the Soroptimists of CDA.
Mary has worked full time at Center Partners as well as attended the University of Idaho full time for the last two years and she will complete her internship and graduate in the Fall of 2013. Her goal is to get to work right away as an early childhood preschool teacher, she also is hoping to eventually obtain her Master’s degree while working as a teacher.
Her passion is helping special needs children, and she cannot imagine a more rewarding career. She also very much enjoys being the mother of Brooke, Trevor, Kevin and Brianna, they are ages 6,8,17, and 20 and she is really looking forward to providing a better life for them as she continues to grow and learn more about this very rewarding career.
Dr. Julie Amador nominated Mary Rose as Rotary Student of the Month. Julie states that she has had the “distinct honor of having Ms. Mary Rose as a student in her Elementary Mathematics Education course. Since the first day of class, Ms. Rose has demonstrated her promise of being an outstanding elementary teacher, as evidenced by her commitment in her coursework and her work with elementary students as a pre-service teacher. As a student of teaching mathematics, Ms. Rose excelled in the course and was continually working to demonstrate her command of the subject matter. She is highly intelligent, hardworking, and willing to step out and help her peers and elementary students understand content.”