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Erin Roche

Prescott School

United States

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Erin Roche has served as Principal at a number of schools in the Chicago area, working to implement groundbreaking new educational practices to realize his vision of a brighter future for students. Roche obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Elementary Education at Knox College, where he studied from 1991 to 1993. He served as a Teacher Trainer with the Peace Corps from 1994 to 1995. Afterward, Erin Roche worked as a middle school teacher at Telpochchalli, a bi-cultural and bilingual school in Chicago until 1999.


Erin Roche taught seventh and eighth grades at Sabin Magnet School from 1999 to 2001. During that time, he pursued his Master of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Roche soon took a position with the National Teachers Academy as a New School Planner. In this capacity, Roche designed a component for professional development residency, worked with 8 teachers to improve instruction in reading and literature for more than 150 students, and discovered innovative new models for professional development centered on the school.


After serving in 2003 as Assistant Principal at Noble Street Charter High School, which specializes in college preparation for low-income minority students, Erin Roche assumed the role of Principal at Ravenswood School. There he succeeded in raising reading and math scores by 15 and 20 points, respectively, to the point that 71 and 73 percent of students met or exceeded standards. Additionally, Roche integrated ESL (English as a Second Language) students into the general education program, and he expanded the school’s Special Education program from 6 to 11 staff members.


Today, Erin Roche serves as Principal of Prescott Magnet Cluster School. He is pursuing his Doctorate in Education through Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, anticipating graduation in 2013.




Erin Roche - Education:


01/01/1999 - 01/01-2001

University of Illinois at Chicago

Leadership and Administration


Chicago, IL



Erin Roche - Memberships:


Board Member of Illinois Math and Science Academy, -National Council of Teachers of English -National Board for Professional Teaching Standards -Rochelle Lee fund -Institute for Democracy and Education -Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development -New leaders for new schools


Jan 1, 1994
Jan 1, 1995
Teacher Trainer Peace Corps
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Jan 1, 1999
Jan 1, 2001
7/8th grade teacher Sabin Magnet School
None Provided, , US
Jan 1, 2004
Jan 1, 2008
Principal-- Ravenswood School Chicago Board of Education
None Provided, , US
Jan 1, 2008
Jan 1, 9999
Principal Prescott Magnet Cluster School (Chicago Public Schools)
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specializes in literature and writing: Pre-K to 8th grade serving 200 low-income (80%) students from ethnically diverse backgrounds Strategic Planning & Governance Envisioned and outlined strategic plan for dramatic school improvement Built effective Local School Council (LSC) structures and systems Established strong relationships with the LSC Representatives Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction Expanded assessments and tailored professional development to Prescott's context Defined Balanced Literacy and compiled components conceptually and logistically Integrated teacher feedback loop with professional development, assessments, and strategic plan Over 300 classroom visits in first year Fundraising, budget, and Human Resources Won over ,000 in grants in 18 months Adjusted budget to prioritize 0,000 in coherent, rigorous curricula Recruited high-quality faculty including former chemist, two NBCTs, a literacy expert, and two primary specialists Mentored five aspiring principals from New Leaders for New Schools and Concordia College
Jan 1, 2005
Jan 1, 9999
Trustee Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
None Provided, , US
Jul 1, 2008
Jan 1, 9999
Principal Prescott School, Education
Chicago, IL, US
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-increased percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards 13 points in 3 years -twice set record of school percent of student meeting or exceeding state standards (2010, 2011) -2010 Winner of the Academic Improvement Award of the Illinois Honor Schools
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