Dear Roosevelt Elementary Families,
Welcome back to a new, exciting year. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you. I come to Roosevelt with 8 years of experience as a principal and have worked as a classroom teacher at Perales Elementary. I believe that student success and well-being is at the heart of everything we do. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and developing strong, positive relationships. I have heard wonderful things about the Roosevelt community and have witnessed so much positive energy and passion from the staff that I am eagerly anticipating a great 2016-2017 school year. I will work hard to continue the legacy of success here at Roosevelt Elementary.
Please help me welcome our new assistant principal Tracy Tullbane as she joins our Roosevelt family.
As principal, I welcome your input and if at any time you have concerns, questions, or ideas, please feel free to share them with me. I encourage you to take some time to introduce yourself when you see me.
I thank you in advance for welcoming me to the Roosevelt community!
Thank you and kind regards,
Tina Garcia, Principal
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts - English/ Humanities/Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Science - Curriculum and Instruction w/Technology Integration in the Classroom Master of Science- Counseling Teaching Certificates: Principal (K-12) School Counselor (K-12) ELAR (6-12) ESL Supplemental GT Supplemental
I am very excited about another new year at Roosevelt. Within the Student Support Service Department, we will continue to work with your child to provide the best educational opportunities. As an Accounting Director for 20 plus years within the public sector, I decided to make a career change and follow a passion for learning. I have 16 years of experience within the field of education.
First and foremost, it is my responsibility to help your child get the best education. A good education includes not only learning to read, write and do math, but learning good social skills. This means, among other things, learning how to get along with other children, making good decisions, controlling anger, accepting responsibility, and being aware of strengths and weaknesses. Many of those skills are taught at home. It is my intent to supplement learning that takes place at home with small group and classroom guidance.
I am also in the building to help students who are facing particular difficulties. Such family disruptions as an illness, death, or divorce may affect children at school. If your family is experiencing anything out of the ordinary, please let me know. If I am aware of any special problems your child might be facing, I can observe your child and help both of you with difficulties that might surface.
One of my major functions is to be of help to parents and or guardians. If you have a particular concern about your child, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the matter.
It is important to remember that school personnel and parents working together is a winning combination for children. All children deserve to be winners. Together, we can help your child realize this goal.
If I can be of any help to you, please call. For more information, see the Couselor's website.
Marilyn Brown, Counselor