Glenda Rosalie Rasmussen


Rosalie Rasmussen, now teaching at Pine Mountain Christian School in Iron Mountain, Michigan, most recently served as principal of Wisconsin Academy. She is also a pianist, music teacher, and administrator, who has taught music at all levels in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. An organized and resourceful person, she enjoys a reputation as a thorough teacher and successful administrator.

Rosalie completed a B.Mus. and an M.Mus. at Andrews University in keyboard education in 1980 and 1981. Following a marriage to Bruce Rasmussen while at AU and his graduation in 1982, the Rasmussens accepted an invitation to teach music at Wisconsin Academy, where she gave keyboard lessons and served as accompanist for the choir.  In 1993 they left WA and moved to Lansing, Michigan, so that Bruce could begin work on a doctorate at MSU.

From 1993 to 1995, she taught elementary music at the Greater Lansing Adventist School and assisted with music in the Lansing Seventh-day Adventist Church. At GLAS and in later teaching positions, she directed band, choir, and bell choir ensembles.

In 1995, the Rasmussens moved to College Place, Washington, where he directed the choral program at Walla Walla College, now University, and she taught as an adjunct instructor in piano at the college and taught music at the nearby Milton SDA School in Oregon. She also assisted in teaching elementary music methods at the college and frequently served as an accompanist.

In 2000, the Rasmussens moved to Southern Adventist University, where she taught elementary methods classes and also gave piano lessons. In 2004, they accepted positions at Great Lakes Academy, where they taught for one year while Bruce continued graduate study at Michigan State University

At the end of that year, they accepted an invitation to teach at Pacific Union College where Bruce was director of the college choral program and taught voice and organ until 2016 and Rosalie was Director of the Paulin Center for the Creative Arts until 2017. She became registrar at Wisconsin Academy in 2017.


Sources: Professional resume, personal knowledge.