Phone: 573-842-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Missouri S & T (May 2004) 5-12 Mathematics & Social Studies Certification M.A. Lindenwood University (December 2016) K-12 Building Administration Certification Pending: Sp.E. Instructional Leadership Lindenwood University (December 2018)

Mrs. Tina Rowden

Welcome to Waynesville! My name is Tina Rowden. I am a 2004 graduate of UMR (now Missouri S&T) with certification to teach both mathematics and social studies grades 5-12.  I taught both math and social studies for 3 years prior to joining the WHS staff in 2007. 

I love teaching and working with teenagers! I am passionate about teaching and building positive relationships with my students.  My goal is to help students understand and enjoy math, or at least math in my classroom, and to foster a positive, "I can" attitude. I do my best to see good in all my students, encouraging them to do their best and to respect and encourage each other in the process. I encourage students to reach their highest potential. I also think of my job as more than just teaching, therefore I try to get to many extracurricular activities as often as possible. I see that as an important aspect of my job. So, please let me know what you are involved in and I will do my best to show up and support you!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband camping and other outdoor activities, traveling, listening to music, and watching football. We have been married since 1990 and we have 3 amazing adult kids! My family is top priority in my life and we do many things together.  I love being active and have particiapated in 5K's, half-marathons, and triathlon sprints. I also like to read and am an active volunteer at my church.