Overall experience Roosevelt is my children's second home. My oldest son is in 8th grade and he has been at Roosevelt since kinder. We have been very happy. Teachers are great and principal as well. My kids always tell me how happy they are at Roosevelt. We love you Roosevelt !!!!
Our principal, Trish Girardi, has been named Multiplier of the Year in Education by the Wiseman Group, a leadership and research development center which focuses on preparing leaders to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Trish hires good people, deploys them where they can make their best contributions, and helps them find what they need for success. She shines a spotlight on the talent that she magnetically attracts to the school, giving ownership for end goals, challenging us to use our creativity and ingenuity in finding our way there. She creates an intense environment that requires our best thinking and work. API scores have increased, 119 points in 5 years. Her leadership has unlocked the genius in us all! Since she became Principal, Roosevelt has won the Russell J. Kent Award, 2009, 2012, and 2014, Boyajian Honored Teacher Award, 2011, PIA Hero Award 2010, SMCRA Celebrate Literacy Award, 2012, and in 2013, SMC Teacher of the Year, SMCRA Literacy Award, CSBA Golden Bell, and Biz World Champions. Roosevelt is a wonderful school.
Roosevelt provides what test scores fail to measure. The energy put forth by its teachers and principal coupled with strong family-supported students makes Roosevelt a true hidden jem that we feel lucky to have as our neighborhood school.
As an educator, I find the energy of a school the true sign of its success; Roosevelt has an abundance of positivity.