CUFOT Board Members

Rosa Blanco

// Treasurer

Rosa Anorico Blanco was born in the picturesque town of Angono, Rizal, in the Philippines and presently resides in Norfolk, Virginia. She served as president of the Filipino Women’s Club of Tidewater in 1995 and is a member of its Board of Directors, member of the PCCVA Board of Trustees, and CUFOT treasurer and member of its Board of Directors since 1990. She chaired the scholarship committee of the United Ilocano Association of Tidewater for several years and was a member of its Board of Directors.

She attended the University of the Philippines, where she received her degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with major in mathematics and minor in physics. She migrated to the United States in 1972 and pursued her graduate degree at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA , where she was conferred the Master of Science in Education with emphasis in mathematics.

As a young woman, Rosa taught mathematics and physics in the Philippines and at Brewbaker Academy in Norfolk, VA. She was appointed chairperson of the mathematics department at Brandon Junior High School in Virginia Beach and also taught at Tallwood High School and Tidewater Community College before retiring in 2010 after a total of forty-one years as an educator.

Being designated a “career” teacher and mentor, Rosa Blanco served as treasurer of the Tidewater Council of Teachers in Mathematics; member of the mathematics curriculum committees and scholarship committees in Virginia Beach; member of the Virginia Beach, State of Virginia, and National Education Associations; and sponsor of several student organizations. She received awards for coaching first place MathCounts and district champion Academic Challenge teams; certificates of commendation for mentoring new educators; outstanding and dedicated service plaques from community organizations; and a “One of the Most Outstanding Women” award from the YWCA.

Rosa Blanco has a son Omar, who is a practicing physician at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

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