Waltham Public Schools welcomes Rochelle Nwosu, Principal Dual Language School.
In a letter to the Waltham Community, Dr. Echelson shares an enthusiastic welcome to Rochelle Nwosu as the newly appointed Principal of the Dual Language School. Dr. Echelson expressed his confidence that Rochelle will collaborate with the entire community to lead our Dual Language School into the most premier in the Commonwealth.
Ms. Nwosu was born in Boston to Dominican immigrant parents. She was raised in the Dominican Republic and came to live in the states at the age of seven. She attended Boston Public Schools, had a bilingual education during her elementary school years, graduated from one of Boston Public Schools’ elite exam schools, and was the first in her family to graduate college.
After completing her undergraduate studies at Smith College, Rochelle began her teaching career with Boston Public Schools where she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at the elementary level. Rochelle transitioned into the role of Director of Operations at Mildred Avenue School where she led the development of systems and structures for data inquiry and action planning, behavioral management, and recruitment and selection. At the time, Mildred Avenue School was the lowest performing school in the Commonwealth and Rochelle was a member of the school leadership team that jumpstarted improvement.
Today the Mildred is the 2017-2018 recipient of Boston’s prestigious School on the Move Prize and designated as a Level 1 School.
As a new parent, Rochelle is prioritizing raising a bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural child. Rochelle believes that being bilingual and bicultural opens doors and creates life-changing opportunities and so it is for both professional and personal reasons that Rochelle believes it is such an honor to lead Waltham’s Dual Language School.
You can read Dr. Echelson's letter to the community in its entirety here.