Dr. Clyde first came to Denville in 1970. She earned her BS in Social Studies Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and taught high school Social Studies near Pittsburgh for two years before moving to NYC. She continued to teach and train new teachers for another 42 years. She earned a Certificate in Educational Administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2003, and a MS in School District Administration from Touro University in 2006. Dr. Clyde recently completed her PhD in instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University.
Dr. Clyde served for 8 years as President of the Association of Social Studies Teachers, a professional committee of the UFT, and local arrangements chair of the Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference for 25 years, serving as the conference co-chair for the last 10 of those years. She has been instrumental in the creation of five different law related education magnet programs, served as an academic coach, a college professor and mentor to new teachers.
She was awarded the Law Related Educator award by the Law, Youth and Citizenship program for her work as a Mock Trial, Moot Court, and We the People coach and Law Club advisor. She also received a Distinguished Service award from the NYS Social Studies Council in 2013. Rozella is currently chair of the Natinal Council for the Social Studies Friends of NCSS Community. Law related education has been her passion for the past 30 years.
Dr. Clyde moved to Chatham five years ago when she married James Clyde, Jr. who has been a resident of Chatham Borough since 1972. She became active in New Jersey politics when she worked for Mark Dunec's 2014 District 11 campaign. Dr. Clyde currently serves as the Educational Director of Clydeoscope Educational Consultants, LLC. They have two children and five grandchildren. Dr. Clyde is prepared to gather the concerns of Morris County residents and serve as your voice on the Board of Chosen Freeholders in Morris County.