Principal Newsletter

 


Dear Roosevelt Parents and Guardians:

I am excited and humbled to be the new Principal at Roosevelt Elementary. As Kenosha Unified continues its quest to be the top performing urban school district in Wisconsin, Roosevelt Elementary will continue to be a cornerstone of that foundation as we move from great to greater.

Over the past 17 years, I have had the opportunity to wear many different hats in education. I taught all different aspects of special education, alternative education, AVID elective teacher, AVID coordinator, dean of students, assistant principal and now principal. Although the roles are diverse in nature, my mindset for education has remained constant. I believe that it is our duty as a school to be committed to achieving the highest results for ALL students. Roosevelt’s staff and I work diligently to develop meaningful connections with every student to ensure individual success for each student. The culture of Roosevelt is built on a commitment to excellence, continuous growth, and celebrating our success.

Our goals for the 2017-2018 school year will be focused on the next steps towards greatness. As a recently certified International Baccalaureate school, we are continuing our journey towards reauthorization and ensuring our IB practices are in place and institutionalized school wide. It is our belief that with a culture of embracing a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement, the IB process provides the best framework for us to move from great to greater.

There is an African Proverb that states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The staff here at Roosevelt want to be a large part of that process, however we are only as good as our communication and collaborative efforts with our families. We need support from parents and guardians in order to achieve the levels of student achievement we are aiming for. Please give consideration to joining our PTO and volunteering your time to be part of our amazing school community.

I look forward to working with all of our parents/guardians and students this year.  My goal as your Principal is to be at your service to ensure your student(s) has success at Roosevelt. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, concerns or suggestions.

The best is yet to come,

Jered J. Kotarak

Principal Roosevelt Elementary

jkotarak@kusd.edu | P: 262.359.6137 | F: 262.359.6107