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Principal's Message

August 15, 2019


Dear Titan Family, 


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  It is a privilege for me to continue to serve the Roybal Learning Center students, parents and community as the new Principal. I had the opportunity to serve as a teacher in LAUSD for 12 years and Assistant Principal at Roybal LC for the last 5 years.  My own experiences as a former LAUSD parent, former student, and current educator have not only influenced my passion and advocacy for the students and community I serve, but have also cultivated in me a drive for educational justice and the courage needed to consistently implement student-centered practices. 


It is a privilege for me to be able to continue to work alongside a talented team of educators that has demonstrated a commitment not only to our students, but our community at large.  As data detailing the 2018-2019 school year begins to become clear, I can tell you that the results are promising and in alignment with our work to ensure the realization of Roybal’s mission and vision. 


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a rigorous standards-based curriculum in a nurturing, personalized environment in order to help our students actualize their potential and prepare them to be successful and engaged college students, professionals, and citizens.


Our Vision

Roybal Learning Center is a school where all students develop a passion for learning and inquiry, attain reflective and critical thinking skills, cultivate an appreciation for collaboration, diversity, and discover their authentic voices.


As a Titan team, we have collectively implemented an unwavering shared vision of high expectations for student learning.  This year we will continue to stay on course using our mission, vision and instructional foci as our driving force.    My role will be to facilitate and support our collective instructional work as we continue to hone our professional practices and maintain a safe learning environment for all.  


Our administrative team and instructional support staff will continue to be in classrooms on a daily basis as we support our teachers’ practice so that every Roybal student can meet their personal and academic goals.    Moreover, throughout the year we will ensure to progressively contribute to the growth we have seen over the last two years all the while exploring our individual purpose for becoming educators. We will use that “why” as a reminder of the importance and urgency of our work in order to gauge our progress towards meeting our goals as defined by our instructional foci, overall school data, and WASC Action plan.  Collectively, as a team, we will maximize on our students’ educational experiences.


Our work continues to be crucial as we seek to meet the needs of every student and change and transform the face of Los Angeles Education.  Feel free to stop by and share with me any ideas you might have as we continue our upward trajectory.  I look forward to maximizing on our own potential as educators and partners during this upcoming school year.





Blanca Cruz