|26 Jul 2023|
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce that Rosanna Salcedo has accepted our invitation to become Head of Community Preparatory School, effective July 1, 2024.
Rosanna was selected from an outstanding, national pool of candidates. She succeeds co-founder Dan Corley, who will retire on June 30, 2024, after 40 years of distinguished service. I want to thank Search Committee chair Lisa Curry and my fellow committee members – Anna Cano-Morales, Dolph Clinton, Lisa Dantas, and Alexa Faria – for giving so generously of their time.
Rosanna received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Amherst College and completed her master’s in education at Harvard University. She began her career teaching eighth grade in New York City public schools and then spent 16 years at Phillips Exeter Academy in a variety of capacities – ultimately as Dean of Multicultural Affairs.
In 2017, Rosanna took on her current position as Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Cambridge School of Weston in Weston, Mass. There, she works closely with the Head of School and Board of Trustees on strategic planning, curriculum development, and overall educational program. She also sits on the senior leadership and crisis response teams.
According to Rosanna, “A 21st century education must prepare children to become healthy, productive global citizens. Focusing students on skill-building, critical thinking, goal-setting, and hard work –in a truly diverse and supportive environment – will benefit our communities, our country, and the world. I’m honored to be continuing this legacy at Community Preparatory School.”
At every stage, Rosanna impressed us with her warmth, keen intelligence, and authenticity – while demonstrating true understanding of Community Prep’s mission. She is a talented leader, gifted communicator, and a person of exceptional integrity and deep creativity.
With this exciting new leadership and the ongoing dedication of our exceptional faculty and staff, we are confident that Community Preparatory School not only will continue to thrive, but also demonstrate what rigorous, innovative, inclusive urban education can achieve.
Chair, Board of Trustees