Dear Kaseberg Families,
My name is Melissa Duncan and I am humbled and honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Kaseberg Elementary and to join this wonderful community. I share in this community’s dedication to caring for our students every day while providing them with a meaningful learning experience.
Although I am a devoted educator, I am also a mother and wife. My own first-grade daughter and third-grade son are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to return to their Roseville City School in the fall and have some sense of normalcy. We currently spend much of our time playing outside, reading books, or connecting virtually with classmates. We are learning to appreciate this valued time as a family, but I am looking forward to introducing them to my new Kaseberg Elementary “home”.
This past school year marked my 13th year in education. For eight of those years I was a third, fourth and fifth grade elementary teacher in Arizona, where I supported students who spoke English as a second language. In 2015, my family and I moved back to California and this is when I received the opportunity to work at Woodbridge Elementary here is the Roseville City School District. There I taught fourth grade and encouraged a love of reading for our students as a reading intervention teacher. For the past three years, I have served in an administrative role at the District Office as the Coordinator of Educational Services. In this role, I have supported our teachers across the district in implementing best practices in their classrooms, but my heart has missed being with children daily.
As a mother and educator, I firmly believe that a child’s opportunity for success in school begins with the relationships they build within our school’s four walls. Here at Kaseberg Elementary, these relationships start with the collaboration between home and school. I am excited and eager to build these lasting relationships with our students, staff and families.
To our students, I cannot wait to meet each and everyone of you this fall! My door is always open and I sincerely welcome input and collaboration to make Kaseberg the best it can be for our students.