My Story

My partner and I arrived in Albuquerque in 2003 from Austin. We have grown to love Albuquerque.

Our ten-year-old son, Luther, loves playing soccer. We have been trying to convince the rest of our family to move to Albuquerque, too. So far, we’ve convinced Grandma and Grandpa Brose to relocate from Washington State. We’re hoping more will follow!

I love spending time with my family, friends, and my dog, Squirrel. Before I started teaching at Menaul, I worked as a photojournalist for the Albuquerque Journal for about 17 years.

What Ms. Brose is reading now

What I Love About Menaul School

I love our campus; the campus is a high desert, urban oasis.

It’s wonderful to watch students grow and evolve: academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

“Reading is the key to happiness.”

Ms. Brose

What We Are Working On In Class…

English 9 just started our final unit of the year: Speech and Rhetoric. We listen to a Pre-COP 26 speech by climate activist Vanessa Nakate from Uganda. We’re learning how to determine main ideas by understanding rhetorical devices.

I’m grading Synthesis Essays from juniors that respond to big questions by synthesizing the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Jack London, several Native American traditional stories, and contemporary documentaries and podcasts. Students are exploring big questions about success, society, nature, constructing identity, and rebellion.

Our current unit explores voices of protest.

Students in both classes will work on persuasive essays about social issues that are important today.


Ms. Brose is currently Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Her photography is highly sought after at Menaul School! You can visit this page at the Albuquerque Journal to see more of Ms. Brose’s work.

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