Prior to 1993, Rosemary taught high school English, helping young people learn and inspiring them to pursue their dreams. In 1993 she began working as a library-media specialist at a time when technology began to become mainstream. New trends were CD-ROMs and web pages, and suddenly she discovered a few talents she never knew she had! In fact, she began her website work in 1993 with the first web pages for the Buhler school district and even won some state awards in the process.
Thirteen years later, Rosemary became a district-level Technology Integration Specialist, a position that utilized her talents perfectly. Focusing on the 90 secondary teachers in the district, Rosemary consulted and worked with them in their classrooms, dreamed and implemented new teaching and learning strategies and activities, and moved the secondary schools forward with such initiatives as Buhler Docs, a “Buhler-ized” version of Google Docs, and online student portfolios. In 2012 she retired from the field of education, but her technology learning and projects have only expanded since then!
Today Rosemary combines her love of teaching with her passion for websites and technology as she helps businesses with their web pages and makes “house calls” for people who want to learn tech skills one-on-one on their own computers and devices.
Although Rosemary is known for her “obsession” with tech work, sometimes “binge-ing” on a project, she does have a personal life! She and her husband Steve have two 30-something sons with lovely wives and seven grandchildren who range in age from 9 to 15. Following these grandkids’ sports, dance, and other activities is the best “hobby” to have at this stage of life, and and Rosemary plays the role of the “techie grandma” as well!
Rosemary also loves music (especially playing piano), reading, and “serial watching” shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.