Joe Rose — High School
California State University, Northridge
BA Communication (1992)
MA Mass Communication (1999)
Simmons College, M.S.Ed. Special Education (2008)
I have the true honor and privilege of being a teacher and administrator in the Landmark Prep Program, where I teach a variety of social sciences courses, including U.S. History, Speech and Debate, Psychology and Sociology.
Landmark is an extraordinary place with an incredible combination of special people all working together for a common and noble purpose. It is more than a school; it is truly a family. It is this simple fact that makes this one of the greatest jobs in the world.
I came to teaching later in my professional career after a successful run as a corporate marketing and public relations professional. It wasn’t until I taught several communications courses at Emerson College in Boston, that I realized that my true calling was to be an educator. After three years at Emerson, I decided to turn my sights to the high school level, where I could become part of a community. It did not take long for me to discover Landmark.
Ultimately, what makes my work at Landmark rewarding is the fact that I get to spend the majority of my time helping to motivate and prepare young people to grow, evolve and discover that they are themselves special. I believe that empowering young people is the most important thing an educator can seek to do for his/her students.
Helping young people discover their individuality, confidence and a strong sense of social awareness is where I feel teaching both begins and ends. This is what Landmark is all about. We are rightfully renowned as the international vanguard in the field of learning disability education, but setting students on the path to find themselves and their place in the world is where Landmark truly makes its mark.