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 RPS Family,
Now that the snow has melted and spring is finally here, it is not a time for us to wind down, but rather a time for us to move forward, full speed ahead towards excellence! Here in the Roselle Public Schools, we are committed to the continued growth and improvement of our students, staff and school district so that every child has access to a high performing school of excellence.
Our mission and vision of preparing all students for college, work, and life in high performing Roselle Public Schools comes alive for us every day as the dedicated and talented professionals and community members work together to ensure that our children and young adults receive a quality education.
I’m excited to be working with a revitalized Board of Education, led by Board President Candi Young. Working with her, our board members, our Roselle administrators, teachers, parents, and support staff, I look forward to preparing all of our students as they work toward being skillful, reflective, lifelong learners who think critically and creatively and who are informed, responsible, and productive global citizens.
Now in the second half of the 2015-2016 school year, our teachers continue to share instructional strategies. They meet regularly to examine student work and student achievement data to drive instruction and identify ways in which their own professional growth will better ensure that all students learn.
In addition, our administrators, teachers, and support staff are highly attentive to our students’ social/emotional wellbeing and developmental needs. As a result of our belief in high expectations in a new culture and climate of respect, our team of highly qualified administrators, teachers, support staff, Board members and caring community members continually look for ways to improve our programs and services and the quality of our work in education.
Our schools are more successful because our parents, teachers, staff and community do a remarkable job of supporting our students and setting high expectations. Our staff members continue to engage themselves in professional development opportunities to enhance their skills as teachers and instructional aides. We are fortunate to live in a community that supports education and the exceptional work performed in our schools.
Parent participation at school/district events and in the overall learning process has significantly improved for the past three years but is still not at the level it needs to be. However, I applaud the continuous improvement in the area of parental involvement and encourage all parents to get more involved and stay involved in their children’s education.
This school year has been about building upon our foundation of success and making consistent forward progress on multiple fronts. From Pre-K through grade 12; from the classrooms to the Board room, we are focused on greater efficiency, effectiveness, and success. There is absolutely no limit to the success that our children are capable of achieving.
Needless to say, failure is not an option.
As the Roselle Superintendent of Schools, it is my pleasure to lead this school district that reflects the care and collective efforts of this community and stakeholders. I take tremendous pride in the accomplishments of our staff, students, and Board of Education, and I look forward to even greater accomplishments. I also look forward to continually working shoulder to shoulder with you in order to fulfill the mission and vision of the Roselle Public Schools.
We continue to build upon the inherent strengths and achievements we already look to with pride- “Visions of Excellence.” If we believe it and work towards it, we can achieve it. The best is yet to come!
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"