Friday, March 06, 2009

Spotlight on Mrs. Birkhead

Rose Birkhead

Teacher of Special Education

Evergreen Avenue School

• Name:

Rose Birkhead

• College(s) and degrees(s):
Undergraduate - St. Joseph's University - Elementary/Special Education
Graduate - Gwynedd Mercy College Master's In Reading

Work experience:

Central Bucks School District 2002 - 2008 (Doylestown, PA) I had a variety of roles…Computer teacher, math teacher, case manager for Special Education students, and reading specialist

• Favorite books:

My favorites are always changing…The following are my favorite books that I have read in 2008 o Fiction: I love the Harry Potter Books I've read them all at least twice! My favorites in the series are The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Deathly Hallows; and The Pact by Jodi Picoult; nonfiction -- The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

• Favorite television show:


• Last movie I loved:

I do not watch movies on a regular basis. One of my favorite movies of all time is The Sound of Music.

• Music CD that I have almost worn out from repeated playing:

Coldplay - Viva La Vida

• Person (living or not) that I’d like to have lunch with and why:

I'd really like to have lunch with J.K. Rowling. I believe she has rejuvenated a genuine love of reading in children as well as adults. Also, I would love to learn about her life before Harry Potter and how she created such an amazing story.

• Visiting this place makes me peaceful:

The most peaceful place I visit is the Pocono Mountains. A short visit goes a long way for my inner soul.

• One item on my “to do” list that I can’t seem to get to:

I think the regular chore that I put off the most is my wash. I'd rather cook or clean than do the wash!

• Favorite animal (domestic or wild):

My favorite animal to visit at the zoo is the polar bears! I love to watch them swim.

• Favorite sports team:

The Philadelphia Phillies

• Destination of my fantasy vacation trip:

A month long trip to Ireland

• Details about the teacher I will never forget who inspired me to enter the profession:

I had many teachers who inspired me to become a teacher, but the one who stood out was Mrs. Doyle, my fifth grade teacher. Mrs. Doyle had a great sense of humor, and taught me the harder you work the more you will achieve.

• Anything Else:

I was married on December 28, 2007, to my husband, Kevin.
My family is ever growing! I have four brothers, three sister-in-laws, three nieces, and two nieces/nephews on the way!

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