Gail Rose, music director at Temple Beth Shalom in New Albany, recently was awarded the Jeff and Lori Lasday Jewish Educator of the Year Award by the Columbus Jewish Federation. The prize, which recognizes outstanding Columbus Jewish educators, awards winners a grant to be used toward a professional growth activity.
Rose, of Bexley, is the first Temple Beth Shalom educator to receive this community award since its inception in 1997.
Rose serves as music teacher at the Temple's Kehillat Torah Religious School for grades K-4, trope teacher for grade six, Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor, cantorial soloist and music director. She co-directs Koleinu, the Columbus Community Jewish Choir, is one of the directors of the Martin Luther King Commemorative Choir, leads the Hadassah Community Tu B'Shevat Seder and the Women of Beth Shalom's Passover Seder.
Rose holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from the Ohio State University. She taught vocal and general music in the Lancaster, Southwestern and Worthington City Schools, in addition to teaching music education for elementary education majors at both Ohio Dominican College and OSU, and supervised student teachers for Otterbein College.