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Roseville gets new superintendent

By: Aurora Sain, Reporter
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The Roseville Joint Union High School District has hired a new superintendent for the district, who has 29 years of education experience.

Dr. Denise Herrmann accepted a three-year contract and will start transitioning to her new position, effective July 1.

Herrmann currently serves as associate superintendent for instructional services at Fremont Unified School District in Fremont.

In that role, she oversees the teaching and learning of 36,000 students across 42 sites.

When asked why she wanted to work in Roseville, the decision was easy for Herrmann.

After visiting the area on a Saturday, she was surprised to see how active families were in sports and the community.

“I love how vibrant the community is,” Herrmann said.

Herrmann was also swayed by low turner rate and stable staff that Roseville has as well as the activities and involvement.

“There’s just so many great things going on,” Herrmann said.

Previously, she served as Henry M. Gunn High School principal in Palo Alto, where she integrated social emotional learning into school practices to support the school community and improve student wellness.

Herrmann also was a Middleton High School principal in Middleton, Wisconsin and a St. Charles North High School assistant principal in St. Charles, Illinois.

Herrmann earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in chemistry and her doctorate in education administration and curriculum leadership from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Likewise, Herrmann received her Superintendent’s Certificate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. She served as a chemistry teacher for 10 years and as a high school site administrator for the past 18 years.

“I really love helping people learn,” Herrmann said.

She and her husband, Walt, have two grown daughters and eight grandchildren.

“I can’t wait to be an active participant in the community,” Herrmann said. “I’m very active and love the outdoors, I hope to see some parents on the trails.”

Roseville Joint Union High School District serves more than 10,000 students across five comprehensive high schools, an adult school, independent learning school and a continuation school.