Known as Señora Ruppel to her students and as Rosa to her friends and co-workers
Years in Education: 34 years of service with 25 years at Glenwood High School
Rose started her teaching career at GHS as an English teacher. When she began working on her Master’s in ESL she developed a love of Spanish and has taught it since. Her students enjoy her Spanish shortcuts for learning and she is always very positive and patient with all her students.
Rose has been busy at Glenwood not only teaching but also attending her students’ activities. She attends concerts, plays, Scholastic events, sponsors students in fundraisers and has become active in the Cross Cultures Club. She loves sporting activities, especially wrestling, which she watches with her eyes closed and football, which she feels every contact the players have. She also attends basketball, baseball and softball games as well as track and field events.
Rose plans to enjoy the first semester of her retirement staying at home in Virginia, IL and enjoying time with family and friends. She wants to work part-time later, possibly in a medical office.