ROXBURY, NJ – Ameerah Palacios, who is leaving her post as Roxbury Community School leader and spokesperson for the school district, is headed to “Music City.”
That’s Nashville, not the music store in Budd Lake. And anybody mad at Palacios for leaving town can blame her husband.
“My husband's new senior actuarial role with a national insurance company in Nashville, Tennessee takes us away, but we leave knowing that Roxbury is truly an amazing town with great communities,” said Palacios in an email. “We will miss it.”
Palacios told her Twitter followers Thursday that she was “flying in to pick out a house in Nashville today.”
In her email, she said she was honored to work for Roxbury schools, a system she found populated with “highly engaging parents, devoted teachers and staff who go above and beyond.”
Palacios, who has a master’s degree in business administration from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University, is proud of her accomplishments in Roxbury.
“Working with the administration and board of education over the past three years, I have launched the district's social media footprint with new digital platforms such as the award-winning employee newsletter, parent newsletters, as well as the traditional networks of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+,” she said. “I have also enjoyed working with the chamber of commerce, Roxbury Recreation and township officials to increase the outreach to older adults in the community with in-person invites to high school plays and Community School trips, as well as the district's popular and free RHS senior citizen athletic passes.”
Palacios said it was “an honor to serve” the district. “I love the moms and teachers in Roxbury,” she added.