Rose has been a teacher for over 30 years. 14 of those years were spent as a special education teacher in Coastal North Carolina. Rose has been an early childhood educator in the Triangle for 16 years. She has been at The Little School since it opened in 2010. Rose’s education consists of a B.S. degree in special education from Appalachian State University and numerous college courses in both elementary and early childhood education.

Rose is a proud mom of four “twenty-something year old” children: a writer, a Carolina student, a restaurant manager, and an actor. Her current hobbies include gardening, home improvements, and arts/crafts. When Rose has a quiet moment to herself she enjoys reading and watching historical fiction and mysteries. On weekends Rose visits her elderly father in Burlington and gets away to Atlanta to visit family members whenever the change arises.