Rose Ann Gasser

Principal of the Year


A typical week for Rose Ann Gasser finds her regularly traversing Perris Boulevard between the two RCOE regional learning centers where she serves as principal. Despite the back-and-forth nature of her position, Rose makes it a priority to foster a cooperative team spirit at both locations between staff, students, and parents. She has implemented two career/technical education pathways in digital photography and engineering/robotics, while coordinating the schools’ self-studies that led to an additional three years of accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. She can always be counted on to deftly resolve difficult student discipline issues, while fostering cooperative relationships with parents. Her colleagues describe her as “adept at motivating students and holding them accountable for their learning and behavior through encouragement, praise, and positive interactions.”

Rose Ann's Message

“I would like to Thank Dr. Chuck Fischer for nominating me for the Principal of the Year award. I began my teaching experience when I was 15, teaching a few students how to play the piano. When I saw how their confidence grew along with their ability, I knew that teaching was my passion. I am thankful for the students I had early in my life who set me on this path as an educational leader. I am thankful for my wife and her support. She gives me encouragement to keep a positive attitude and reminds me to be the best I can be every day. I also would like to thank my team at Val Verde and Moreno Valley Regional Learning Centers. My current team is the best group of people I have ever worked with, and for that, I am very thankful, as they have supported me to earn this award.”