Warren Jean Rouse has worked with children, youth and their families for over fifty years in academics, social skills, personal needs, and emotional trauma as an educator, school counselor, and volunteer. She has worked in the schools, church and community organizations. Mrs. Rouse is experienced in providing workshops and training locally and out of state for educators, counselors, and parents. She has served on community boards that are designed to help others and has written programs and grants in support of at-risk kids.
She was named Elementary Counselor of the Year for the Central Region and was nominated for the state and won the Arkansas School Counselor Association Elementary Counselor of the Year title for Arkansas.
After Mrs. Rouse retired, she went back to school to further her Christian education at GMOR Seminary Institute and received her doctorate in Christian Counseling just as she had received her Master’s Degree in counseling for secular education. She is presently working on her Ph.D. in Christian Education, an unfinished degree before the doctorate in Christian Education.
Mrs. Rouse believes that her greatest degree is her BA Degree (Born Again) and without it, none of this would have been possible. She sometimes perceives her poetry as a continued opportunity to counsel and (Reach and Touch) in the written form of poetic expression.
Finally, at seventy-four years of age and nine years after retirement, she has published her first book. She desires that the anointing and prayers that she has prayed over this book will be a blessing, encouragement and a lift to the hearts of those who are hurting and burdened by the storms of life and the troubles of the world. As they meditate over the Godly words that have inspired her, prayerfully and hopefully they will also share the light of hope with others who are in stressful situations. Mrs. Rouse has been married for over 55 years to James D. Rouse Sr. and to this unit was born six children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her motto is “To God Be the Glory for the Things He Has Done”! She presently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.