Senior Associate of College Success
Rosie joins Chicago Scholars as the Senior Associate of College Success. As a part of Team Lift, she is dedicated to sharing her passion for the power of education and increasing scholar confidence on their journey to graduation and continuing on to reaching their goals.
As a native north side Chicagoan and a product of the Chicago Public Schools system, Rosie understands the hard work and dedication that scholars have to put in on a daily basis to reach their goals. It is important to her that scholars feel understood and supported during their college years, while also understanding the incredible impact their hard work can have on other youth in the city.
Rosie received the Posse Scholarship and attended Denison University in Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies. She was also a four year member of the varsity softball team, a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, and a Humane Society volunteer. After graduation, Rosie moved to Boston for a year as a fellow in the Match Corps, a program created by the Match Charter Network to help students from falling through the academic cracks. She acted as a tutor and inclusion aid, assisting students with special needs in the third grade classroom, as well as teaching math and language arts tutorial blocks. Rosie worked with her fellow staff to better understand her students’ specific needs and scaffolded their learning environments to make them as successful as possible. Most recently Rosie has worked at Devonshire School in Skokie, Illinois as a special education teaching assistant and aid. She loved helping her students become more autonomous thinkers, while increasing their confidence in academics through challenging but fun and exciting lessons. Rosie is excited to work with older students where she can challenge and assist them in similar ways.
Rosie’s advice to college students is to challenge yourself academically, have impactful conversations with people who both agree with and challenge your opinions, and do not be afraid to take a class that seems a bit off of the beaten path—college is the perfect time to immerse yourself in new subject matter.
Rosie loves to be involved in many parts of the Chicago Community. She has spent the last two years as a high school softball coach in addition to chairing the Community Engagement Committee for the Posse Alumni council. In her free time, Rosie is still an avid softball player and can be seen cheering on the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls when she is not trying out new recipes in the kitchen.