Greetings CSS parents and students:
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Head of School of Charlotte Secondary School and to join this amazing school community. I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead a school with such determined students, a dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel honored to be part of this school and to support the students and families. My official start date at CSS is Monday, August 17th, so our students and I will have the same first day. Rest assured that I am working with the board and Ms. Garrison to make this transition as smooth as possible.
I have been devoted to educating students for eighteen years, working with students ranging in age from 6th through 12th grade in various roles. I started my education career as a middle school counselor, test coordinator, cheer, and softball coach. During this time I worked to make sure that students were growing academically, personally, and socially. After several years in this role, I became interested in what my students were learning and how they learned. This is when I made the switch to school administration; I wanted to focus on the best ways to help students master the curriculum and be successful in the classroom setting. I moved on to become an Assistant Principal at Cary High School for eight years. Most recently, I served as the Instructional Vice Principal at Davis Middle School in Waldorf, Maryland. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Charlotte Secondary and to collaborate with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
I view education as a life-long learning process for students, parents, and faculty alike and look forward to the greatness that will come from the CSS family. More importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions an should be considered in every choice that we make. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. I look forward to meeting you soon!
In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.
Keisha C. Rock
Head of School