Dr. Romain Dallemand has developed an unwavering belief in the potential for every child to lead a quality life, filled with meaning, as well as accomplishment. He understands and models the benefits of hard work and hopes by doing so, students will see the potential within themselves that he witnesses in their work every day.
As a direct result of his beliefs, Dr. Dallemand has demonstrated his commitment to education by serving public education as a teacher, a counselor, an assistant principal, a principal, the director of pupil personnel and as an assistant superintendent with Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut. Dr. Dallemand most recently served as superintendent of Rochester Public Schools in Minnesota.
These positions did not come without the foundation of a good education. Dr. Dallemand holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida; a master’s degree in learning disabilities and emotional disorders from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida; a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.
In addition to his education, Dr. Dallemand has studied the achievement gap for more than seven years and has a long history of working with school districts and communities to close education gaps and address disparities in achievement between student groups. He is interested in this work because of his strong commitment to preparing all students for the 21st century and a multiethnic, global economy.
He began his duties as the Superintendent of the Bibb County School District on February 1, 2011.