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Mary Rose
Reading Specialist
W.J.Murphy Elementary
1-847-270-9950 Ext. 4167
mrose@rlas-116.org

HELLO AND WELCOME TO MURPHY SCHOOL!


My name is Mary Rose.  I have been a teacher for many years.  Before coming to Round Lake Park, I was employed in C.C.S.D.46 for eight years as a teaching assistant, kindergarten teacher, and second grade teacher.  My teaching career began in the south suburbs in a private school as a fifth and sixth grade teacher.  This year, I am beginning my fifth year teaching at W. J. Murphy School.  I have taught two years in fifth grade and two years as a fourth-fifth grade multi-age teacher.  However, for 2014-15, I am beginning a new adventure as a Reading Specialist at Murphy.  I was thrilled when Mr. Georgia asked me to join the Reading Team. 

Professionally, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1987 from the University of Northern Iowa.  In May of 2010, I received my Master of Arts in Reading Instruction from Aurora University.  In June of 2012, I completed the approval program through Benedictine University for Teaching English as a Second Language.  I chose these graduate level courses in order to help me grow as a teacher and better meet the needs of the students I teach.  I am so excited to be putting my years of post-graduate work to good use as a reading teacher this year.   

Outside of school, I have a beautiful family which includes a husband, an adult daughter that lives at home, a college-aged son attending the University of IL, and two dogs.  I was born and raised in Iowa.   I am the daughter of two public school teachers.  As a young child, I dreamed of one day being a wife, mother, and teacher.  I am living my dreams and I hope to help your child do the same.