COLLEEN POTOCKI APPOINTED NEW ROEPER MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTOR
The Roeper School is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen Potocki as the new Director of the Middle School, effective July 1, 2013. Colleen is currently a Middle School English teacher at The Roeper School, a Special Lecturer at Oakland University, and the Co-Director and Co-Founder of HomeRoom Learning. Over the past twenty years Colleen has held positions as an Assistant Professor and Adjunct Instructor at Gulf Coast Community College as well as an English Teacher at Seaside Neighborhood School in Florida. Colleen received her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in English, Magna Cum Laude, from Oakland University.
David Feldman, Head of The Roeper School said, “As a teacher, department coordinator, homeroom advisor, current Roeper parent, and the parent of Roeper alumnae, Colleen is a passionate advocate for The Roeper School and students. Colleen brings a deep understanding of early adolescents, the Roeper Philosophy and the daily experiences of our 6th through 8th grade students.”
“I am looking forward to the adventure of the Middle School Director position and remain challenged by and dedicated to the Roeper philosophy and community,” said Colleen. “At the core of my educational philosophy is a desire for active collaboration in the learning community, the invitation to view mistakes as steps forward, the opportunity to make uncomfortable situations comfortable, and a routine consideration of both the possible and impossible.”
Colleen Potocki will succeed Carolyn Borman, who has been serving as Interim Middle School Director since 2009.
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Michigan, Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds. For more information, please visit www.roeper.org.