Theodore Roosevelt Public School
Dr. Carla Queenan Principal
Roosevelt School, Norristown, celebrates 100th anniversary
By Brendan Wills, The Times Herald
As the applause and laughter died down, he recalled the moment that stayed with him all these years since graduating from Norristown.
AdvertisemeGiovinco remembered being in Miss Wood’s class and seeing her crying.
“We just couldn’t understand why she was crying. And here she came in and made the announcement that our president was assassinated,” he said. “That’s just one of those things. You remember where you were.”
Opening in 1914, the school was originally named The Markley Street School and served as a grade school and high school. In its most recent incarnation, it serves students by offering credit recovery.
Collier remembered every lesson Miss Jump taught her in first grade.
When she became principal in 2013, she said, her chance to serve those children only expanded.