Roseville City School District

Superintendent’s Message
May, 2019


Time to Wrap it Up!

The end of each school year traditionally is a time to reflect over the many goals and milestones we accomplished this year. We usually scratch our heads and think—”Where did the year go!?” While we take a look back, we are also looking forward to new opportunities and ways to grow that will allow us to prepare our students to succeed. I’d like to share with you why I believe why this school year shaped up to be one of the most productive and memorable for me as your superintendent. 

The level of dedication and expertise we’re witnessing across all departments is nothing short of inspiring. We recently announced our annual selections of Teachers of the Year and Classified Employees of the Year, who were chosen because they exceed expectations of commitment and they emulate our core belief that students are at the center of every decision we make. 

Thank you and congratulations to the following teachers and staff who will represent RCSD in the 2019/20 school year:

Teacher of the Year (Elementary) – Ashley Rue, Blue Oaks

Teacher of the Year (Middle School) – Luanne Harold, Buljan

Classified Employee of the Year (Support Services) – Julie Sobczak, Chilton

Classified Employee of the Year (Instructional Support) – Clint Salis, Cooley

Classified Employee of the Year (Office/Clerical) – Ann Wilmoth, Sargeant

Classified Employee of the Year (Maintenance/Custodial) – Brian Hale, Brown

I would also like to acknowledge the Roseville City School District Foundation (RCSDF) for all of their behind-the-scenes effort this year. The Board is in the process of updating their strategic plan, which may include the introduction of new fundraising opportunities.  While the events may evolve, the RCSDF remains committed to offering Partner-In-Education (PIE) grants to teachers, and the continued funding of our districtwide music program. To learn more about the foundation, visit and follow them on Facebook for the latest updates. 

Cooley and Buljan Middle Schools earned freshly minted distinctions, establishing them among our state most acclaimed academic programs. In February, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond selected Cooley to join the esteemed ranks of California Distinguished Schools. Buljan now boasts the AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction. Our district is honored by these distinctions and look forward to serving our students with more years of academic excellence.

Lastly, thank you to the parents, guardians, and families who support their students, our classrooms and our community’s quest to pave the way of success for our future leaders. It is your involvement and genuine care for education that helps us be the best we can be. As this school year quickly comes to a close, I can’t help but overflow with excitement about what’s to come. 


Derk Garcia