Smoky Valley’s Mike Rose – Behind the Scenes Spotlight Presented By Ascension Via Christi

Mike Rose has worked in K-12 education since 1996, but in 2007 he started his position as Director of Technology for Smoky Valley Publix Schools. Rose handles various duties including network issues, internet, and internal servers making sure they are serviceable for students,
faculty and administrators.

“I work closely with administrators to ensure our students and teachers have the technology they need to be successful learners and I help with communications on all levels, from social media, to our websites, to print media, and beyond,” said Rose.

Rose said the school district recognizes the importance of technologies role in the everyday life of today’s student.

“I’ve always been a bit of a problem solver and enjoy helping those around me realize something they weren’t sure was possible. That, combined with the good people I work with in the district and community, makes it very easy for me to show up for work,” said Rose. “T he community of Lindsborg is an incredible place with first-rate people and it has been fantastic for my wife and I to raise our two daughters here.”

Away from school, Rose enjoys watching his girls perform in concerts and compete in sports.

“I livestream many of those events so family members (both mine and others) can continue to be involved in our families’ lives from a distance; I see keeping those connections as being very important,” said Rose.