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Tedd Roseberry

Faculty Information
Location(s) Upper School
Title(s) Upper School Librarian/Instructional Technologist
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2015 
 

Tedd Roseberry is the Upper School Librarian/Instructional Technologist. He has a background in computer science and music, with 15 years of experience in educational technology, teaching computer science classes and leading technology initiatives at both day and boarding schools. Tedd is also a classically trained organist and has performed numerous recitals over the 35 years that he has played. Tedd worked in college counseling for nearly 10 years, half of which was as part of a federal grant program providing college information to low income and first generation middle and high school students. As assistant college counselor at his last position, he was a presenter at the PCACAC (regional association) annual conference. 

Get to know Tedd Roseberry:

In what ways can you teach/engage children at CDS that you couldn't at other schools? “Although I am new to CDS, I am impressed by the importance placed on the library as a 21st century resource by everyone I have met, even as we look for ways to continually adapt and improve that resource. A school library today without this kind of support and evolution serves no one, and the academic mission is compromised when that happens. I am glad to be joining a school that wants our students to have a library experience that is both relevant and vital to their classroom experience.”

What do you like most about your job at CDS? “For me, school is all about the kids, so my answer to the previous question applies here. But I also like a challenge, and I expect my first year to be quite challenging as I figure out how the library (and the librarian) fit into the CDS world, and how I can find ways to improve our library service for students and teachers alike.” 

What books and authors inspire you? “I am inspired by reading all kinds of things, but my personal preferences always lead back to books that deal with science fiction, fantasy, and social justice. My favorite author (well, one of them) for the past few years is Octavia Butler, who weaves complex social themes into her science fiction with such skill and depth that she always leaves my head spinning with ideas. I know reading is not something everyone loves to do, but once you find an author that resonates with your personality like that, there's no turning back. Yes, the library is about research and school work, but it's also about finding yourself in books that speak to you like nothing else can.”

What is your favorite quote about education, mentorship, children, and/or learning? “When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.” - Lily Tomlin

How would you describe yourself and/or your approach to your job in 10 words or less? “I need to be useful—preferably useful and funny.”

Which classroom projects/events are you known for? “I can explain obtuse concepts in simple terms and I can make the uninteresting seem interesting, at least for 45 minutes or so.”

What personal passion brings balance to your life? “Creativity—gardening, music, writing, painting, cooking. All of it. I like to make things beautiful. When I am too tired or unbalanced to be creative, I look out the window at the mountains surrounding us, and I have all the beauty I could ever want.”

Is there anything else we should know about you and your work? “This is usually the point when someone asks me to stop talking so much, so no.”

How is CDS different from what you experienced as a child in school? Why/how is what you see now valuable? “Like most people, I attended large public schools. There were teachers I liked and a sense of community with my friends within that larger institution, but nothing even remotely approached the sense of family and friendship that emanates from Carolina Day. As someone new to the school, I can tell you firsthand that you don't even have to be part of the community to feel it. It's that strong, and I can't imagine something more valuable to experience during the challenges and joys of growing up.”

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