Roseville City School District

Superintendent’s Message
January, 2020


Here’s to 2020!

New Year’s resolutions prepare us to improve ourselves for the coming year, and this January is extra special, marking the beginning of a fresh decade.

As I reflect on the Roseville City School District’s last 10 years, there has been an undeniable transformation among our community of schools. Since 2010, we’ve added three new schools, broken ground on our 20th school and added an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, Spanish at all four middle schools, and a district-wide music education program, while watching our city grow and our students grow up. One thing that hasn’t changed in 150 years is our District culture of committing to keeping students at the center of every decision that we make.

As we move into the new decade, the next 10 years have big plans in store. In August 2020, we will open Riego Creek Elementary, and Manny Villalpando will serve as our principal. Three more schools are on the horizon in the coming years, along with another IB accreditation, updates in technology, and recruitment of the very best educators for our students.

The District is really about our people, like ABC10 Teacher of the Month Ann Janzen of Sargeant. Teachers like Ms. Janzen leave a mark on our District and are the reason for our 150-year track record of excellence in education. It is because of these educators that our District can offer unmatched educational programs, attention to each child’s socio-emotional needs, and opportunities for children to learn outside of the traditional box.

The educators we seek for our District must embody our 4 C philosophy. They must demonstrate Character, Commitment, Caring, and Competence. Our District puts considerable thought into our recruitment and selection process to ensure we find that needle-in-a-haystack. Wednesday, January 15, 2020, begins our annual search for these #RCSDChampions at our Recruitment Fair at 1050 Main Street in Roseville. We encourage educators to attend with resumes, and prepare to meet staff from each school site.

I wish for you a 2020 that is filled with excellent health, joyful moments, and a feeling of personal fulfillment.


Derk Garcia