Principal's Message



Degrees and Certifications:

Kimberly Braswell, Ed.D.

Hello Families and Friends! Rowland Avenue is an inviting place to be and an inspiring campus to learn.  We are a Gold Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School.  We received the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award and CBEE Award.  We were nationally recognized by Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, which allowed us to loan instruments to our fourth and fifth-grade students for band. We were honored to receive the Golden Bell Award for parent involvement.  Rowland Avenue was recognized as a California Pivotal Practice School and named one of the Top Elementary Schools by the U.S. New & World Report. We attribute these honors to the dedication of teachers, staff, and family members. Everyone works together to create an amazing school community. 

Our PTA is an incredible organization.  They take part in summer meetings to plan upcoming events and work all school year long. Our PTA support and fundraising contributions make it possible for field trips, assemblies, and many family events.  We achieved our goal of 100% for our PTA memberships!  If you're looking for ways to be involved, please consider helping at one of our events.  Our students truly love to see their parents here at school and we appreciate your time and support!  We will be happy to help you find an area in which you can help!  

Our goal at Rowland is for continuous improvement. We provide an environment conducive to learning. We encourage and expect academic excellence and personal success. We commit ourselves to helping our students find balance in every aspect of their school experience. We challenge our students to achieve academic growth through standards-based instruction of the California Standards. We provide opportunities for our students to think critically and creatively. We help students learn complex thinking skills using traditional methods and the integration of technology. We also expect personal growth as students interact with peers and learn to communicate. As our students advance academically, we also strive to convey the message of being responsible, respectful, safe, and kind.

We are dedicated to the success of every student and we look forward to making many school memories together!