NPJ Teacher Feature: Rose Rock

By Holly Penta

Rose Rock, a preschool teacher at LP Vaughn Elementary/ Pre-K and Kindergarten Learning Center, believes in teaching the whole child. She loves being the aunt of over 30 nieces and nephews, and her experiences with them is what inspired her to become a teacher. Since she already spent so much time around children, she decided to make a career out of it. For students studying to become teachers, she suggests spending time in the classroom and researching all that being a teacher really involves before committing to it. This will help to ensure that future teachers have the patience that is needed to be a successful and influential teacher.

Rock has been teaching for 20 years, and tries to blend school, home, family, and community inside of her classroom. Since preschool is comprehensive, she tries to broaden children’s experiences and understanding of their learning environment by teaching all subjects.

The hardest part about teaching for Rock is the sleepless nights, and she doesn’t love being on duty or doing paperwork, but these are nothing compared to the joy she gets from watching her students progress. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing her students change and grow from the beginning to the end of the school year. When working in Winn Parish, she was awarded the title of Teacher of the Year in acknowledgement of her love of teaching and all of her hard work. Now, she brings the same love and dedication to her students here in Natchitoches Parish.

12 thoughts on “NPJ Teacher Feature: Rose Rock

  1. Thanks everyone for the kind words. I appreciate each and every one of them. What an honor to be recognized!


  2. Congratulations on being the featured teacher. Thank you for being an awesome educator, Soror.

  3. Yes, Rose Rock, when you have a calling on your life, to teach children in the school system, and you adhere to your calling,you get joy to see how their little minds work, the progress they make,and to see them grow physically and mentally. You know that the joy of the Lord, is your strength, when you can do your job with greatness, laughter,simplicity,and the love that it is within.You’re a true teacher,so keep up the great work,it will pay off,ok,

  4. Thanks for all the effort and work, Ms. Rock. It shows in the children with which you work.

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