Instructor remembered by students and staff at School of Rock Denver
According to police, Jennifer Gelvin Rouse was one of two victims killed in a stabbing Wednesday. Rouse was a longtime instructor at School of Rock Denver.
DENVER — Students at the School of Rock Denver remember an instructor who was fatally stabbed on Wednesday.
For more than a decade, Jennifer Gelvin Rouse touched the lives of students.
“Primarily she taught vocal lessons,” said the school’s owner and general manager, Jim Johnson. “She was really really good at working with a lot of our younger students and helping them just kind of find their voice.”
Johnson has known Rouse for around 20 years and said her two teenage kids also attended the school.
“She would come to shows – even if her kids weren’t in the show, even if she wasn’t directing that particular show or whatever, she would be there to cheer on her students,” he said. “She loved this place.”
According to police, Jennifer Gelvin Rouse was one of two victims killed in a stabbing this week. It comes just weeks after her husband, Keith Rouse, died of a heart attack, according to Johnson and a GoFundMe.
“You know, people are still in a state of shock,” he said.