Degrees and Certifications:
Career Switcher Program Shenandoah University August 2017 – January 2018 Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert with Honors Academy of Culinary Nutrition (Online) September 2017 – December 2017 Doctor of Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center Houston August 1989 – May 1993 Bachelor of Arts Plan II Pre-Med and History University of Texas at Austin August 1985 – June 1989
Dr. Rose Weitzner
I am incredibly excited to be in my third year of teaching at Trailside Middle School as a Family and Consumer Science (FaCS) teacher. Previously, I taught both FaCS 7 and Introduction to Computer Applications (ICA). I am endorsed in Family and Consumer Science, Personal Finance, Business Education, and Biology. Additionally, I am a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert.
My prior work experience is that of an anesthesiologist and small business owner, as well as the managing director of a trade association in the food industry. In both capacities as a physician and business owner, I was fortunate to be able to experience the joy and reward of teaching. As an anesthesiologist, I directly instructed residents and medical students in the operating room and labor & delivery. As a studio owner, I taught children and adults the fundamentals of pottery and mosaics. Although I thoroughly enjoyed both experiences, I especially loved working with the children. Seeing the joy of discovery on their faces solidified for me how much I truly enjoy teaching and imparting knowledge.
When I learned about the opportunity to become a teacher through the Career Switcher Program at Shenandoah University in 2017, I jumped at the chance, because I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I look forward to continuing to share my unique experience and knowledge, joy of teaching, and passion for working with students at Trailside. And, I am truly honored to be able to work with the future of our community and beyond.