Mrs. Rose facilitates compliance in the areas of special education, civil rights and Title IX for the Mount Vernon City Schools. She coordinates the needs of all students in the district, and works with numerous personnel to ensure that those needs are met. Coordination of programs and the implementation of services include special education, section 504, preschool, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, home instruction, psychology services, assistive technology, English as a Second Language (ESL), nursing, school social work, special transportation, service plans for students attending non-public schools, Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarship oversight, and the educational services of students who are placed out of the district.
Mrs. Rose is the district’s point of contact for homeless students and for those in foster care, ensuring that students in either of these situations are afforded the assistance that is needed. She is an active participant in the community, to facilitate coordination of services for families.
Mrs. Rose and Dr. Eric Brown share the responsibility of being the school district's Compliance Officers, and can be contacted with concerns by school staff or the school community.
Mrs. Rose is the Title IX Coordinator for the district.
Mrs. Rose has been an employee of the district since August 1987. During that time, she has been a classroom teacher, Federal Funding Coordinator, assistant elementary school principal, and elementary school principal. The 2021-2022 school year will be her eleventh year as Director of Student Services. A lifelong resident of Mount Vernon, she graduated from Mount Vernon City Schools, and has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and two master’s degrees from Ashland University.