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 Interim Superintendent,
Dr. Richard R. Corbett
December 21, 2016
Dear Faculty and Staff:
I am honored to be selected by the Board of Education to serve as the district's Interim Superintendent. It is a privilege to work with a talented cadre of educational professionals who believe that a quality education is every student’s right and the way to a brighter future.
On Monday I addressed the Board and offered these preliminary five goals for the next 100 days:
Analyze the effectiveness of current strategies aimed at improving student achievement and addressing the achievement gap (What are we doing now? Is it working? Why or why not?).
Enhance the district’s governance by establishing a transparent, trusting and collaborative relationship with the Board of Education.
Review the district´s organizational structure, policies and procedures and determine whether the district's operations are efficient and support student achievement.
Create a positive school climate and culture centered on teaching and learning is essential.
Engage all sectors of the Roselle community in the district’s mission to prepare students for college, work and life.
While these may seem overly ambitious to some, I believe to accomplish great things we must set high standards. As a team, I am confident that we will meet and exceed these goals. An entry plan that includes a timeline and action steps will be presented to the Board for approval at the January board meeting. I Welcome your comments and Suggestions.
Between now and the holiday recess I intend to visit each school and meet the administrators, faculty, staff and students. If I miss you, please feel free to call or stop by the Central Office to say hello.
I wish you a joyful and peaceful holiday.
Richard R. Corbett, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent of Schools