Catching up
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Rose Gilbert

Catching up
Rose Gilbert, a teacher at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades since the school opened back in 1961, greets one of her former students, Alison Fisher, 29, while attending a UCLA men’s basketball game. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Octogenarian teacher Rose Gilbert gives advice to fellow teacher Marcy Winograd in between classes at the Pacific Palisades High School. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)
FANS: Rose Gilbert and her grandson David Gilbert, 43, cheer on the UCLA men’s basketball team during a game against Stanford at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood. At bottom is her son Mike Gilbert. A longtime Bruin booster, she has endowed several scholarships at UCLA. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Cutting up
CUTTING UP: Rose Gilbert shares a light moment with Matthew Berry, 18, left, before the start of a 12th-grade AP English Literature class at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Burning bright
BURNING BRIGHT: English teacher Rose Gilbert tells her 12th-grade students, “I’m on fire.” The Palisades Charter High School instructor is known as Mama G. (Mel Melcon / LAT)