Jose Rosario holds an Advanced Graduate Level Certificate in Special Education (Cross Categorical K-12) from Ottawa University. He has a M.A in Urban Affairs, a B.A. in Sociology/Education and an A.A. in Liberal Arts.
He currently serves as a Special Education Resource Teacher for the Aspire and Yavapai County High Schools. Prior to coming to the District, He was a Special Education Teacher at the Glassford Hill M.S. for approximately 3 years. For the School Year 2018-2019, Jose was nominated for Teacher-of-the Year at the Humboldt Unified School District.
Jose taught at the Pinal County Juvenile Detention Center, where he served in the dual role as Lead Teacher and Special Education Teacher.
Before working in Juvenile Detention, Jose worked in the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office as Special Education Teacher and GED Teacher. While there He taught youth as well as adult inmates. Jose was successful in helping to obtain 53 GEDs within one fiscal year.
Jose living in Florence, Arizona, also worked at the Coolidge Unified School District as a Resource Teacher for their Hohokam Middle School.
Prior to coming to Arizona in 2008, Jose retired from the United States Gov’t Dept. of Interior – National Park Service. During his tenure there he was a – Park Superintendent, Chief Ranger and Director of the Gateway Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in New York City.