Feature Teacher


Name: Michael Rose

School and subjects taught: Gila Community College, Computer Science and Music

Years teaching: 2.5

Why do you teach? I love being a part of those “aha” moments when a student really connects with a concept.

Personal motto / words of wisdom:


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Michael Rose

Outer experience is a reflection of inner reality.

Family: Married to Deb Rose, Parks and Rec coordinator. Two young children; Ashley and Marcus. Three grown children; Chelsea, Skylar and Nick.

Pet peeve: Intolerance.

Favorite hobby or leisure activity: Hiking and playing my guitars.

Person in history you’d most like to meet and why: Joseph Marie Jacquard, father of the computer and Django Reinhardt, father of modern guitar.

Why Payson? Payson is the best-kept secret in the Southwest. Please keep that to yourself and the people you like.

In school, who was your favorite teacher and why? Mr. Dickinson, humanities. He was the first teacher to treat me as an adult.

What was your favorite subject in school and why? Future Societies – With textbooks like “Future Shock” and “Ecotopia.” It was really far-out.

What was your favorite year in school and why? My senior year. A guitar and a cute girl in my Austin Healy Sprite. It was a wonderful time.


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