This article originally ran in a special four-page section produced by the Newark Charter School Fund in Local Talk News.
Roseville Community Charter School is a new elementary school in a neighborhood bordering East Orange that will serve 132 students in kindergarten and first grade this fall.
“The school’s focus is to prepare every student for academic excellence in high school, college, and beyond,” said Marshaé Newkirk, school director, a Newark Charter School Fund founder who taught in the Bronx and Mt. Vernon, N.Y. “By focusing on character development and holding all students to the highest expectations within a nurturing and disciplined environment, we will prepare students to thrive.”
With 14 years of experience as an urban educator, Newkirk is an alumnus of both the New Leaders for New Schools and Teach For America programs. Prior to coming to the Newark Charter School Fund, she was the Lower School Director of a charter school in the Bronx.