D219 Welcomes Dr. Roszena Haskins!

Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education has hired Dr. Roszena Haskins as its first Deputy Superintendent 

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

Skokie, Illinois – At tonight’s regularly scheduled board meeting, the Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Roszena Haskins to serve in the district’s newly created Deputy Superintendent position.  Dr. Haskins’s new role will have a heavy focus on recruitment, retention, and equity efforts for the district. Mr. Tom Moore, the district’s Superintendent, stated, “Choosing Dr. Haskins to serve as my Deputy Superintendent is going to be the single most important thing I do for District 219. She is the best educator I know.”  Mr. Moore worked closely with Dr. Haskins at West Hartford Public Schools and is thrilled that she and her family will be relocating to the Chicagoland area.

Dr. Haskins has served as a school and district administrator for Connecticut’s West Hartford Public Schools (WHPS) for the past 16 years. Presently, she serves as Executive Director of Equity Advancement for WHPS as well as the Town of West Hartford.   Her experiences as a pre-K-12 educator in Connecticut and Virginia have shaped her vision for equity and excellence. Dr. Haskins has a dynamic professional background as a district-wide and building-level leader with municipal government and higher education experience.  Prior to working in West Hartford as a high school assistant principal and as a middle school principal, she served as a special education teacher, special education coordinator, and supervisor for school nurses and psychologists. An HBCU alumna of Lincoln University, PA, and graduate of the University of Connecticut’s Educational Leadership Ed.D. program, Dr. Haskins has been recognized with numerous accolades. She believes in the power of student voice and works to mobilize diverse community stakeholders to advance equity in access, opportunity, and successful outcomes for all students in school, in careers, and in life.  She loves the outdoors, community service, live theater, immersive cultural experiences, and hearing the stories of strangers. She especially enjoys traveling and playing board games with her husband Jeff and son Kendall.  

It is truly an honor for me to have been selected as Deputy Superintendent for Niles Township High School District 219.  The district’s outstanding reputation that I have come to learn about, witness, and experience fills me with excitement about joining the great work being done and optimism about the future of D219. I am humbled to be given this opportunity to serve within such a special community that values diversity and embodies a firm commitment to excellence in public education that every student deserves. I am thrilled about the challenge, change, and reward ahead, and I cannot wait to make District 219 a place I get to call “home”. This is an exciting time for my family and me”, shares Dr. Haskins when reflecting on her new position.

Dr. Haskins will officially begin her tenure at District 219 on July 3, 2023.

For more information, contact: 

April Stallworth, D219 Executive Director of Communications and Partnerships

Phone Number: (847)-626-3958    

Email: [email protected]

District Website: https://www.niles-hs.k12.il.us/