John Rose has spent more than 1,000 hours volunteering for Hillsborough Education Foundation—and was named our 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

“I originally started volunteering because I wanted to give back to the schools,” says Rose.
Rose, who is a teacher at Dorothy Thomas School, spends his time stocking shelves and doing whatever is needed around our Teaching Tools Resource Center—a store where Hillsborough County teachers in Title I schools can shop once a month for the classroom supplies students need to succeed.

“I know that Teaching Tools helps a lot of schools in need where students don’t have the necessities to get through the school day,” says Rose. “To give back to those schools is a great accomplishment and I feel like I’m doing my part.”