Rosemary is a sixth generation Texan born in Cuero, DeWitt County. She is a long-time social studies educator who taught at Porter Junior High and Austin High in Austin ISD before serving as the school district’s Social Studies Supervisor. She worked at the Texas Education Agency as Social Studies Director before teaching in the UTeach-Liberal Arts Program at The University of Texas. She is currently a social studies consultant. Rosemary holds bachelor and doctorate degrees from UT and a master’s degree from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University. She serves on the Travis County Historical Commission and on the board of Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms.