Dear Saginaw Public Schools Parents, Students, Community Partners and Guests:
I am humbled and honored to be selected to serve as the Interim Superintendent of Schools. I come to this role with over 19 years of education experience as a classroom teacher and coach, Asst. Principal and Principal, at the Middle and High School levels, as well as experience at the central office level.
As I reflect on my tenure with Saginaw Public Schools, I am reminded of the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. where he describes the true goal of education as developing intelligence plus character. Therefore, based on that premise, and as a product of the Saginaw community, I know first-hand the important role that a K-12 educational experience plays in the development of a student. Education is the great equalizer.
Consequently, I approach this role with a focus on developing and sustaining a system that is able to meet the needs of diverse learners. The Saginaw Public Schools will provide all students with access to a high quality education that will address both the social and academic needs of students. A rigorous curriculum will ensure that students are college and/or career ready and able to compete in a twenty first century global economy. This will be demonstrated through challenging and rigorous coursework, innovative and research based approaches to instruction, data driven decision making, providing an intense student support network, a full offering of extra-curricular and enrichment activities, high-level parent engagement, and developing sound and effective community partnerships. Establishing this type of system will allow Saginaw Public Schools to continue to increase student achievement, increase enrollment and attract and retain high-quality teaching and support staff. My commitment to the Saginaw Public Schools community will be unwavering and demonstrated through work ethic, dedication, competence and resilience. To that end, we are eager to begin the 2018-19 school year.
Please visit our district website (www.spsd.net) often, as resources, and opportunities to get involved in our schools as well as important information will be communicated. As always, I encourage you to stay involved in the education of our students in the Saginaw Public Schools and please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any staff member that you may feel can provide you with the necessary assistance.
Ramont M. Roberts, Ph.D.