New Principal Named for Conshohocken Elementary School

The Colonial Board of School Directors appointed Mrs. Rose Rock as the new principal at Conshohocken Elementary School during a special meeting on August 22. Mrs. Rock most recently served three years as principal at McCall Elementary, a K-8 school in center city Philadelphia.

“Rose Rock will be an outstanding addition to our strong administrative team,” said Superintendent Dr. MaryEllen Gorodetzer. “She is a proven leader with a track record of academic success, team building and prioritizing the physical, emotional and social welfare of students. I am confident she will be a valuable asset to Conshohocken Elementary and the Colonial community as a whole.”

Under Mrs. Rock’s leadership, McCall Elementary School was a city-wide leader in academic progress for elementary schools and was one of only two Philadelphia School District (PSD) schools designated as a model school for the 2014-2015 school year. McCall was named a top 10 school in the district this past year. Her success can be attributed in part to an emphasis on data-based decision making, professional development, project-based learning and community service, all hallmarks of the Colonial School District.

“I am thrilled to be appointed to the Conshohocken Elementary School team,” Mrs. Rock said. “Collaboration, Innovation and Inspiration are the core principals I bring to my leadership style. This is why Colonial is the perfect place for me to continue my career. I sincerely look forward to meeting the employees of the School District, the parents, community partners, and most importantly, our students.”

In addition to her administrative experience, Mrs. Rock served as a teacher and teacher leader in the PSD for 14 years. She holds a Master of Administrative Leadership degree from Columbia University and a Master of Education degree from Holy Family University. She will replace Mrs. Denise Marks who is taking a new assignment in the District Office.