Superintendent of Schools
Roselle Public Schools
Office of the Superintendent
710 Locust Street - Roselle, New Jersey 07203
(908) 298-2040 Ext 2041 FAX (908) 298-3353
Welcome from our Superintendent, Dr. Kevin West
Greetings Roselle Public Schools Family,
As your new Superintendent of Schools, I am privileged and delighted to have the opportunity of serving the students and families of Roselle Borough. I extend sincere thanks and gratitude to our Board of Education, Parents, Staff, Students, and Community Partners for your continued support and trust in me as I lead our school district to a vision of Excellence.
Under my leadership, the major focus for Roselle Public Schools is to improve student achievement and prepare ALL students for college, work, and life in high performing Roselle Public Schools. Yes, we must, can, and will raise the bar, our expectations, and the standards necessary for our students to successfully compete in a global, competitive 21st Century society.
I will be working closely with and helping develop the skills and talents of our dedicated staff to ensure that we establish a solid foundation of an exemplary educational program that encompasses a challenging, standards-based, aligned curriculum; a caring, personalized approach to teaching and learning; and an adherence to our core belief thatALL Roselle students can achieve at high levels.
Our overarching goal of continuous improvement necessitates that we relentlessly monitor and assess our work to ensure that we are best meeting the needs of ALL students. Therefore, we will be diligently examining our practices, constantly seeking feedback from our constituents on how we can better enhance our services and schools, and measuring our progress --- one child at a time. We must improve the way we do business if we expect to get better results. Albert Einstein stated, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The old results we once sought are no longer good enough. We must do better, we can do better and we will do better.
Despite some encouraging progress, we still have a long way to go. However, I believe we are now on the road to Excellence, as we travel on this journey of continuous improvement. Please join us in this race to the top. I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again, words will not positively transform our school district, people will. People who demand more of themselves and of each other; people who have high expectations for students and consistently send that message; people who care, are willing to think big, prepare well, take risks, work together, put politics aside, and be held accountable for results. This means all of us; the administrators, board members, teachers, staff, parents, community members, and of course students.
In addition to my involvement with the intentional planning, developing, and monitoring curriculum and Instruction, I will continue to immerse myself in all matters of the district to ensure that I am informed of current issues and challenges facing our district.
Within the next couple of weeks, I will begin what I’m calling the Superintendent's Listening, Learning, Leading Tour which will be held at all 8 of our school locations in the evening. This will give me an opportunity to meet, greet, listen, and hear your concerns and ideas for improvement. It will also give me an opportunity to publicly articulate the district’s vision/mission, core beliefs, non-negotiable, and my priority goals as Superintendent. Parents, we need you to get and stay involved in your children's education. You are a crucial part of our team and we can’t do it without you.
As we look to the future, I am enthusiastic and excited about the extraordinary opportunities that lie before us. The work starts with a vision of Excellence and an unwavering commitment to keep our promises to each other, to our students, and to the Roselle community. The best is yet to come. Mission Possible! The Pride is Back!
Dr. Kevin R. West
Superintendent of Schools
"Under my leadership, the major focus for Roselle Public Schools is to improve student achievement and prepare
ALL students for college, work, and life"