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My name is Brad Rosa, and I have over 20 years of experience in the field of education, particularly in fostering an environment that values foundational reading, student learning through passionate relationships and growth mindset. 

I firmly believe that these core principles are the key to unlocking the potential of each and every student, and I am committed to cultivating an atmosphere where they can thrive.

Foundational reading is the cornerstone of a successful education. It lays the groundwork for all future learning and empowers students to become confident and independent readers. As a team, we will prioritize literacy development and implement evidence-based strategies to ensure that every child acquires strong reading skills, regardless of their starting point.

Additionally, I strongly advocate for student learning through passionate relationships. I believe that when students feel seen, heard, and valued, they are more motivated to engage in their own learning journey. By building strong connections with our students, we can create an inclusive and nurturing environment where they feel supported, encouraged, and inspired to reach their full potential.

Finally, I firmly believe in the power of a growth mindset. I encourage both students and staff to embrace challenges, view failures as learning opportunities, and persist in the face of setbacks. Together, we will foster a culture of resilience, curiosity, and continuous improvement, where we celebrate the progress and achievements of all individuals.

As your new principal, I value collaboration, open communication, and shared decision-making. Your expertise, dedication, and unique perspectives are invaluable assets, and I am eager to work alongside each of you to create a school community that thrives academically, emotionally, and socially.

I am genuinely excited to begin this new chapter with all of you, and I look forward to continuing our growth as a school. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Together, we will empower our students to become lifelong learners, compassionate citizens, and confident individuals ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Best regards,

Brad Rosa
Principal of Azalea Park Elementary School