I would like to pay tribute to one of the most dedicated and lovely people I have met and consider myself so privileged to have been able to work with Rosie. She epitomised what it means to be a teacher.
She was an inspirational teacher. It was a pleasure popping into her lessons or pausing outside to see the diligence of students working, because they respected her so much and wanted to do their best for her, she was amazing. She was able to hold a class attention with the quietest of speech, the students listened attentively as she was so able to make written and spoken English come alive for them.
As a person she was remarkable, always caring, kind and positive. My son Toby was taught by her and she generated an enthusiasm within him for writing that he carries with him today.
We will miss her a great deal and her legacy is huge. The Notre Dame community has lost a dear, treasured friend and colleague and I pass my sincere condolences on to her family and friends.