Rosemarie has spent over 20 years in Elementary Education and has been greatly inspired by one of her favorite places--Kindergarten! She believes in bringing the lessons learned from her Kindergarten students to the adult learning world: play, wonder, meaning making through the senses, and most especially, JOY! As a Professional Learning Coordinator, she is passionate about sharing the magic of children’s questions as the inspiration for transformative project design.
Rosemarie was a primary grades teacher for 10 years before joining High Tech Elementary Chula Vista’s founding faculty in 2011. As a Kindergarten teacher, her projects were centered on her students’ many questions about the world around them and the stories from their real and imaginative lives. She is a fierce advocate and practitioner of play-based learning and has collaborated with the Center for Playful Inquiry in the areas of Story Workshop and play-based project design. Currently, she serves as a mentor for new teachers and teaches the Elementary Literacy course at the High Tech High Teacher Center. Rosemarie graduated from San Diego State University and holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies, a Multiple Subject Credential, and an M.A. in Policy Studies in Language and Cross-Cultural Education.