March 22, 2016
Dear Roseland Community:
It is with mixed emotions I have decided to leave the Roseland School District at the end of the school year. I have accepted the position of Superintendent in the Norwood School District to be effective July 1, 2016. I am fully committed to ensuring a smooth transition in leadership.
The community of Roseland is very fortunate to have such dedicated staff, administration, support staff, Board of Education, and parents. Everyone truly cares about the children. I want to thank the current Board of Education as well as the previous board for giving me the opportunity to serve as Superintendent and for providing the support and stability needed to create and develop such an outstanding district.
I would also like to take this opportunity to extend sincere thanks to all of the students, parents, staff, and extended community stakeholders for your collaboration and commitment. The future is bright, and I am committed to working with the board of education for the next three months to provide a seamless transition as they search for their next superintendent.
I have greatly enjoyed my time here as Superintendent. It has been extremely rewarding and full of challenges. I have prided myself on making decisions that were always in the best interest of children. The Roseland School District is a special place and the memories will forever remain with me.
Lisa J. Gross
Additionally, on Aug. 17, 2015, the School Board's legal counsel contacted YouTube demanding that they remove Noecker board meeting videos from West Essex Now; YouTube's attorneys denied their request.
This was Gross' first attempt as superintendent; her pay has been $135,000.