“How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
A complete unknown
Just like a rolling stone?”
— Bob Dylan
Like a Rolling Stone
The song “Like a Rolling Stone” resonates deeply with new OVS AP and Honors Calculus teacher Rosalyn Wolfe.
She grew up moving around schools and homes in Chicago. Ms.Wolfe says that that song sits really close to her heart because it talks about not having a steady home.
“I went to seven different elementary schools and I was in the same middle school for all three years, but we moved probably three times within that,” Ms. Wolfe said. “Then, I went to two different high schools.”
Moving around so much was part of the reason Ms. Wolfe admits she didn’t enjoy school. She, also, admitted that she disliked math growing up. After high school, she was convinced she would never have to take another day of a math class.
It wasn’t until her Calculus class at Monmouth College in Illinois that she realized that she didn’t hate the content, just the way it was taught.
She, also, realized that if she were a teacher, she could approach math in a different way, while hopefully engaging and encouraging her students. Junior Avery Colborn said Ms. Wolfe has done just that.
“I’ve never had a math class like Ms Wolfe’s,” explained Avery, who is Honors Calculus. “She teaches math more like a science class, in a way. She wants to make sure we understand why certain things happen, not just how they happen”
Ms. Wolfe teaches her classes in the way she would have liked to be taught. Although Ms. Wolfe takes great pride in teaching, she, also, takes pride in being a mother of two children, her five-year-old son and her nine-year-old daughter. “Kooks” by David Bowie is a song that Ms.Wolfe says she and her daughter listen to together. Here’s the audio of “Kooks.”
“I’m totally that parent,” Ms. Wolfe said. “As long as you’re steadfast in their beliefs, it doesn’t matter if you’re going against what people expect of you.”
Ms. Wolfe is a woman who gives her all in anything and everything she sets her heart to and the Ojai Valley School welcomes her with open arms into the community.
“Everyday’s an adventure here,” Ms. Wolfe said.”Expect the unexpected.”Share