Prior to 1993, Rosemary taught high school English, but she began working as a library-media specialist at a time when technology was just becoming 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 specialist in teaching innovation and technology integration, a position that utilized her talents perfectly. Focusing on the 90 secondary teachers in the Buhler, KS school district, Rosemary consulted and then worked with teachers 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. In addition, she creates videos, brochures, and other products as needed.
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 adult sons with lovely wives who have blessed them with eight grandchildren. Following these grandkids’ sports, dance, and other activities is the best retirement hobby, 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.