One of the things she’s really looking forward to this year is moving forward with what’s called ROAR expectations. ROAR stands for: Respectful, Open-minded, Ambitious, and Responsible. This is part of their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports implementation, which began last year. This year, Nanci and the Rose team will be expanding upon it, and working hard to do what they can to provide social, emotional, and behavioral supports for students. They’ll do this through things like monthly rallies for the whole school, along with incentive programs.
Rose has a new Assistant Principal, Liqa Moin, who comes from the Palo Alto Unified School District, where she worked as a teacher.
"I think we have a really great community,” said Nanci. “We have families that might have personal struggles in their own lives, and education and our school community is important to them. Our students understand we’re all behind them and supporting them, and that the expectations are that they all can achieve and grow. And we're all working for them.”
This year is Rose Elementary’s 60th anniversary. There’s nothing yet planned, but the team at Rose is on the case, and trying to determine how to best celebrate such a milestone!