Dr. Ramont M. Roberts was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. He attended Xavier University of Louisiana on a basketball scholarship. After graduating from Xavier with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education, Dr. Roberts went on to Harvard Graduate School of Education to obtain a Masters Degree in K-12 Administration and Public Policy. Later he attended Michigan State University and obtained a Ph.D. in K-12 administration. Dr. Roberts was formerly the Principal of Ruben Daniels Middle School and Saginaw High School. After serving three years as an Assistant Superintendent, and accumulating over 19 years of educational experience, Dr. Roberts was appointed Superintendent of Saginaw Public Schools in September 2018.
Dr. Roberts, is the board chair for the Middle Cities Education Work Comp Group. He is also a member of the executive committee for the Middle Cities Education Trust. In 2019, Dr. Roberts was appointed to the Governor’s Educator Advisory Council for a four-year term. In addition, Dr. Roberts is a member of the community advisory panel for Hemlock Semi-Conductor. In 2020, Dr. Roberts was successful in passing a 100-million-dollar bond issue for the improvement of facilities, academic and extra-curricular programming for the school district. Under Dr. Roberts’ leadership, test scores have increased, enrollment has stabilized, graduation rates continue to increase and students now have the opportunity for competitive, comprehensive academic and co-curricular programming at every level. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and a former board member of the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Roberts is a firm believer that the K-12 educational experience can be a life changing agent for students. He approaches his work with the philosophy that “Education is the great Equalizer” and lives by the philosophy championed by the late Nelson Mandela “It always seems impossible until it is done”. He is humbled and honored to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for Saginaw Public Schools and considers the job to be the perfect opportunity to help students and improve his home community.
To that end, Dr. Roberts is committed to establishing a school system that addresses the social/emotional and academic needs of students. A school system that will provide a rigorous curriculum, ensuring college and/or career readiness. The Saginaw Public School system will be anchored in data driven decision making, innovative and effective approaches to instruction, intense student support networks, high levels of parent & community engagement, effective partnerships and robust extra-curricular and enrichment activities.