A Principal Committed to Creating Connections


Bruce Maeda


A Principal Committed to Creating Connections
Rosemount High School is lucky to have a principal who cares for his students as much as Principal Roback does. He cherishes the time he spends with his students and is committed to making connections between himself and students, teachers and parents. Principal Roback lives with his wife, two sons and dog, Lucky. Roback believes in having a good work-life balance and tries his best to keep a balance. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors, running, being a father and traveling. He loves being a dad and always wants to support his sons in their activities and hobbies.

Principal Roback loves his job as an educator, but until his second year of college he did not know what he wanted to do. In college, Roback visited a high school and that is when he decided that he wanted to be an educator. As a principal, Roback is very busy. He spends his day in a lot of meetings ranging from consulting the school district to students and parents. He also is in hallways and classrooms being present with his students. Roback’s favorite part of his job is watching students in action and interacting with them. He loves the connections and relationships he makes with his students.

The changes that have occurred due to Covid have obviously affected schools and how they operate. Students are spending less time in class and more time at home. Due to these changes Principal Roback’s job has also changed; he is no longer able to spend as much time with students and in personal meetings. For him the pandemic has been all-encompassing. Much of his time is spent managing Covid responses to keep students safe. It has also affected his personal life by not allowing him to travel. In this new way of life Roback would like to remind students to control what they can and to create structure during the day to help prioritize school, with the quote that many of the staff at Rosemount High School have been using: “One day at a time, one week at a time.” Don’t think too much about the what if’s and stay focused on what is happening now, just as Roback does.