Julie Rodgers Rosin

Honored by:Des Moines Home Economics and Health Educators
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The Des Moines Home Economists and Health Educators take great pride in honoring Julie Rodgers Rosin for the Plaza of Heroines.

We know Julie as a colleague, a supervisor, a co-teacher, and a friend. In her job as supervisor, she has the admiration and respect of all with whom she works. Her leadership style and personal charisma have been an inspiration. In spite of her busy schedule, she has the ability to give each person her undivided attention, taking time for business and personal conversation. She brings out the best in each of us.

Under Julie's direction, the Home Economics Department of the Des Moines Public Schools has flourished. As a supervisor, it is her job to convince the public, the school board, and the administration of the importance and viability of the program. Curriculum development has been a major focus using the latest research to keep abreast of changing trends in education. New courses have been added while out-dated material has been deleted. We are both pleased and proud of the direction that Julie has led us in. Under her human and diplomatic leadership, the Home Economics and Health programs have flourished and are held in high regard, not an easy task in this tight budget era.

Julie is married to Scott Rosin. They have two children: Jonathan, born in February of 1985, and Thomas, born in August of 1987. Because family has always been Julie's most important priority, she finds time to attend ball games, be an active member of the Lutheran church, and a supportive wife to her husband Scott.

Julie's home economics leadership began in 1973 when she was elected state president of the Minnesota FHA organization. The following year, she entered Iowa State University; she graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. In 1981 she earned a Master of Science in Home Economics Education. Among other honors, she received the Premium for Academic Excellence Award while at ISU. In 1993, Julie received the Alumni Recognition Award from the College of Family and Consumer Science. Because of her knowledge and enthusiasm, she has been a popular presenter at many professional conferences.

We are very proud of Julie and feel that she belongs in the Plaza of Heroines.

Submitted on 8/4/94