As the new Principal of the Uptown School Complex, it is my sincere pleasure to become a member of this great school community. Uptown enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence from resulting of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents who provide a diversity of experiences for the students. I am truly honored to be appointed to this position and I am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Before coming to Uptown School Complex, I was the Assistant Principal at New York Avenue School here in Atlantic City for eight years. I enjoyed my experience there and I am looking forward to the anticipated wonderful experience at Uptown School Complex. My previous experience left me with a wealth of knowledge about the district's vision, initiatives and direction. It also opened up opportunities for me to be highly involved within the community. I believe in Atlantic City and possess a big heart for all of the residents here.
Our greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment that will meet the needs of all students to the best of our ability. We will also offer an atmosphere that is academically challenging and engaging for all students while providing opportunities for each child to make real world connections. It will be our endeavor that every child succeeds and will be prepared for the next level of education.
Moreover, it is you the parent/guardian that we want to partner with to ensure your child’s growth in school. You are a major part in this process. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. With your help, we will aim at providing expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society. Therefore, we are encouraging you to become active in our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), Parent Center activities, Back to School Night and many other school functions.
Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with the Uptown School Complex family, we are confident that we can make our school an even better place for our students to learn and grow.
Atiba N. Rose Sr.