Contact Dr. Robert Hennings
Pre-Summer Letter May 15

April 30, 2020

Dear Santa Rosa Academy Students, Parents, and Staff,

I am honored and excited to be your Executive Director. Santa Rosa Academy is known as one of the finest schools in the nation. Santa Rosa Academy has a renowned tradition of excellence that exists, due to the wonderful people of our community and the hard work of our students, staff, parents, and the board of trustees.

Here is a bit about myself and my family. First and foremost, I am a husband and father. My wife Charity and I have two children, Anna and A.J., ages 13 and 10, respectively. Our family schedule includes swim team, ballet, karate, and church activities—just to name a few. My family is a long-standing supporter of public charter schools, including charter-based homeschooling, independent study, and academy-based programs. Both our children attend public charter schools and have had excellent experiences. My wife and I have both served as leaders in public charter schools and have advocated on behalf of several public charter petitioners. We are a family committed to high quality and meaningful education. We deeply believe in parent choices in determining the best comprehensive education options for their children.

Santa Rosa Academy is known not only for its academic excellence, and extracurricular programs, but also for the positive and healthy relationships between staff and students. These attributes have been a guiding influence throughout my career. I have served students, staff, and families in traditional and charter public education through a variety of roles including Teacher, Athletic Coach, School Counselor, Programs Coordinator, Principal, Schools Director, and Assistant Superintendent.

My ongoing commitment to you as your Executive Director is to maintain and foster continued academic excellence and well-developed character that provides every student with a sense of belonging and leadership at Santa Rosa Academy and in the greater community. It is imperative to every student’s ongoing success that they graduate from SRA with the habits of mind and core competencies necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams.

I am thankful for the competitive national search and professional process that led to me becoming your Executive Director. My appreciation to the hard-working members of the Santa Rosa Academy School Board who are committed to the ongoing success of our students and the continued strength of our community. As we build relationships together, you will discover that I cherish on-going collaboration, building trust, and honoring our shared commitment to the Santa Rosa Academy community.

With Santa Rosa Academy pride,

Robert Hennings, Ed.D.
Executive Director

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