I am Dr. Andy Rose – a music performance major (classical clarinet) at CUNY Queens College, a 1967 graduate. I earned an MA in Elementary Teaching at New York University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.
For 42 years, I was a public educator – the first 13 as a grade 5 teacher and Reading Specialist in New York City. In 1980, I became a principal in the Norwood Public School District, Bergen County, New Jersey. In 1984, I was promoted to the role of Chief School Administrator in which position I remained until my retirement in July 2009. In May 2009, the Bergen Executive County Superintendent of Schools awarded me the title of “Distinguished Educator”.
Visit me at my educational website: www.Drandyrose.com, my author site: https://andyroseauthor.com/, and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrAndyEdD
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Join me in this blog dedicated to teachers – our soul mates in a great cause!
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Good to hear from you, Jonathan. I learned a lot about the tradition of heroes from your performances and work. Your website is now linked to my blog!
Teachers are my heros too. Anyone who says teachers don’t work hard has never been in a classroom trying to teach 25 kids at various levels a demanding curriculum.
Thanks to all my supporters. For those of you who are avid readers, check out my debut novel, LILY’S PAYBACK. It portrays teachers are heroes – long overdue!
Imagine four schoolteachers, not James Bond, in a romantic thriller. Lily’s twin brother is murdered. She enlists the help of three teacher colleagues as they confront mobsters, local police, the FBI, even the CIA.
The question remains: can the teachers write a lesson plan to overcome a legendary assassin?
LILY’S PAYBACK is available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle (only 99¢). Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Lilys-Payback-Dr-Andy-Rose/dp/1477597700/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353650672&sr=1-1&keywords=Lily%27s+Payback
Thanks for helping people with such great information and, truly, congratulations because your work dignifies the teaching profession!
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Great blog and teachers ARE my heroes! Our blogs complement each other–my blog is about kids as heroes! I’m looking forward to your future posts!
So much info in so few words. Tolstoy could learn a lot. Yet, he once wrote: “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” Honoring teachers as heroes with this blog fits his conviction.
Congratulations on your accomplishments and continuing to honor those in the educational field even in your retirement. I also am a retired educator after almost 30 years. My dad made it to 40 :>) I was not ready to cut the umbilical cord so I, too, continue but as an educational consultant. There are two postings on one of my blogs that might interest you. One was posted in April and the other in May but their messages remain just as important today as they did then.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Yes, teachers are heros. Our country needs more emphasis placed on those who quietly go about the business of helping others be the best they can be. Thanks
Congratulations on an amazing and admirable career.
I really enjoyed learning about you and your very rich career in education. With your expertise, you will make a mark on the lives of children as you begin your new journey.
Be sure to incorporate your music into your presentations. You will be sure to gain the attention of children ( as you well know).
Let the fun begin! You will love your new adventures.
I will visit again!
Dear Dr. Andy:
WOW! You are BLESSED and I’m IMPRESSED!
This is FANTASTIC. Keep up the good work – we need people like you in this world.
Well said in relation to “Why Teachers are Heroes”! With 40 years of public high school experience and now engaged in private higher education, I have witnessed many of those “heroes” as they day by day inspired children to reach for their dreams. We need to put teachers back on the top of pedestals in our communities and your words are a catalyst for achieving that goal. Thank you for your inspiration and leadership.
As a retired principal, teacher and college adjunct professor for over thirty-five years, I found “Why are Teachers Heroes” to be most rewarding, exemplary and inspiring not only for educators, but also for all readers including parents and students. The valuable and impressive reasons written by Dr. Andy as to “Why Teachers are Heroes” will also greatly benefit those who aspire to be teachers and wish to be outstanding in their careers in education. Congratulations and all the best, Dr. Andy with your excellent work, for you are not only a great hero for me but also for all others in education!
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Hi Dr Andy,
It is wonderful that you are continuing your passion for education after retirement.
I appreciate the name you selected for this blog.
It’s really good to hear your live news in Korea. Just with a month living in your home, I was affected by you as an educator. Though I am an English teacher in Korea now, I hope I will become a real educator someday like you. Give my best to lovely Vivian. You and she are also my heroes.
Excellent! Dr. Rose exemplifies the portrait of a caring and knowledgeable educator who continues pursuing knowledge in the 21st century! Kudos! 🙂
Best of luck in getting this off the ground. Let’s hope a groundswell of support gets going.
Congrats Andy! Looks great and love the name! Off to a fabulous start!
Congrats, Dr. Andy! The world needs you – will you run for President?!
A secret admirer!
Dr. Andy, It was a pleasure performing my American Heroes concert at Norwood when you were there at the helm. Thank you for your work in giving importance to real heroes. I wish you all the best with your writing and publishing! Jonathan Sprout, Author