Mrs. Rowlands began teaching 3rd grade at Ascension in 2014. Prior to moving to California, Mrs. Rowlands taught for six years at Englewood Hills Elementary School in Englewood, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree at California Lutheran University. She also has a master's degree in education from Antioch University in Ohio. Rowlands was recognized as Educator of the Year in 2012 in the Northmont School District. Her former principal said, "Mrs. Rowlands is an exceptional teacher who is passionate about developing a positive foundation for student learning and growth. She is committed to incorporating best practices for the advancement of student achievement." She is trained in Common Core standards and strives to equip our students to the highest degree. She loves being at Ascension Lutheran School because, as she said, "Serving in a public school setting limited my ability to share my passion for God and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support student development from my Christian foundation."