- Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese, Minor in Education with Applied Psychology (University of California, Santa Barbara)
- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (San Jose State University)
- Master of Arts in Teaching (University of Southern California)
- Single Subject Credential, English (San Jose State University)
Though it was always Rosemarie’s dream to become a teacher like her maternal grandfather, it wasn’t until she taught swim lessons at the Recreation Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), that she truly found her passion for teaching. She was so eager to start teaching young minds that she graduated early from UCSB and enrolled in San Jose State University’s teaching credential program. Unfortunately, it took her longer than expected to have her own classroom, but Rosemarie persevered and continued to pick up jobs as a substitute teacher to gain more experience. While looking for a full time teaching position, Rosemarie ran the swim lesson program as the Aquatics Coordinator at the Central YMCA in San Jose and taught lifeguard/CPR/First Aid classes. After five years of subbing grades K-8, Rosemarie was asked by the principal (at one of the schools that she was subbing at) to teach 8th grade English. Rosemarie joined the English department at Castillero Middle School and for the next five years taught various classes such as 8th grade English, Long Term English Learners (LTEL), Reading Intervention, and was also the Yearbook Adviser for three of the five years.
After living in the Bay area for the last ten years, Rosemarie relocated back to Oceanside and is loving being so close to the beach! She is currently teaching English 7, English 8, and supporting Ms. Ramirez in a couple of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes at the Army and Navy Academy. This is her first time teaching at a private school, and she is enjoying the enriching and supportive environment that ANA offers its student body and faculty.
Fun facts: Rosemarie enjoys designing guinea pig habitats for her three guinea pigs Adler, Luna, and Neville. She also has her hands full with potty training her French Bulldog puppy, Emi, and teaching her 12 year old Boston Terrier/French Bulldog, Yami, to share with her sister. In her free time she relishes traveling to other worlds via reading and dreams of owning a personal library with a sliding ladder like Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She also enjoys strategy games like Settlers of Catan and chess even though she isn’t very good at either of them.