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Roselle Board of Education Honors Departing Roselle Superintendent Dr. Kevin West

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Roselle B.O.E. Honors Superintendent Dr. Kevin West for His Time at Roselle Public Schools. Credits: Matthew Hersh
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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Board of Education President Candi Young and members of the Roselle Board of Education recognized Superintendent Dr. Kevin West this past  Monday for his service to the Roselle Public Schools. West will leave the district after a five-year term to helm the East Orange Public Schools.

The Roselle Board of Education will install an interim superintendent in December, according to Ms. Young. Shortly after, the board will launch a superintendent search that will include district and community stakeholders.

“The entire Roselle community, our teachers and our district staff will have a voice in this inclusive process. Our goal is for our next superintendent to have a deep understanding of our community and the challenges that face our district in order to academically, technically, and socially move our schools forward,” said Young.

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Members of the Roselle B.O.E. offered encouraging parting words for Dr. West at its Nov. 28 meeting. "We are so happy for you and for your future and we hope that you continue to grow and do all that God has called on you to do," Young said, before presenting a plaque to Dr. West in his honor.

Dr. West called his departure and new endeavors "bittersweet," but said he was proud of what his administration accomplished during his five-year term and that the district would be left in good hands.

"It's good to be able to leave knowing the progress we've made together," West said. "Roselle has some of the most phenomenal students, staff, and parents I've ever encountered during my 34 years in education," he added.

West also applauded the members of the Roselle Board of Education. "When you have a group of nine people there are going to be differences, but I think we all agree we accomplished great things. I'm happy and I'm very emotional. The Roselle community has given so much and I take those memories with me and I'll have those with me always," he said.

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