“Teacher’s Teacher,” Ensign, Aug. 1994, 70
At a time in her life when most people are slowing their pace, Bonnie Rosell is busier than ever. This mother of nine and grandmother of forty-seven, who resides in the Placentia California Stake, is an educational consultant and Church speaker throughout southern California.
Enthusiasm is a trait Bonnie has exhibited throughout her life, including during her college days, when she was named the outstanding student in elementary education at Brigham Young University. Following graduation, she taught for a few years. Then, after her marriage to John Rosell, also an educator, she devoted her time to raising their family.
After her children grew up, Bonnie, who says, “You should never stop learning,” began a consulting business providing workshops for teachers.
Bonnie’s teaching extends to parents and her own grandchildren as well. When she speaks at Church functions, she encourages parents to have fun with everyday activities, such as celebrating the end of the school week with a popcorn party or having cookies and punch after Saturday chores. When she and John are with their grandchildren, they actively teach them by helping them start a hobby. Busy with baseball cards, coin collecting, and stamp collecting, the grandchildren enjoy sharing these hobbies with each other and with their grandparents.—Barbara Evans Openshaw, Placentia, California