The work that Fellows engage in within the Knowles community—practitioner inquiry, professional development, opening and critiquing each other’s practice—is built on a shared understanding that teaching is important and intellectually challenging work.”

Roseanne’s Story

Roseanne Rostock began her career teaching high school physics in the Boston Public School District, where she also coordinated her school’s chapter of the Massachusetts Pre-Engineering Program, an after-school engineering club. She later taught math and physics at a small charter high school in Philadelphia, where she developed the physics curriculum, introduced a physics-first model for ninth grade students and developed a math SAT-prep program. At both schools, Roseanne acted as a school-wide teacher leader around issues of instruction and school restructuring.

While working as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, Roseanne drew on her classroom and leadership experience to serve as teacher developer for science and English teachers from six high schools and 23 elementary schools in Naga City. During her service, she focused on supporting teachers to improve their content knowledge and develop critical thinking in students.

Roseanne holds a BS in physics from Lehigh University, an MAT from Boston University, and an EdD in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

She was born in Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia.


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