Roger Marino

VICE-PRIN­CI­PAL, MID­DLE SCHOOL

The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

I t is safe to say that TFS’s Roger Marino is in­volved in al­most ev­ery as­pect of school life.

His job at the mid­dle school is to help with and sup­port stu­dents’ tran­si­tion between the ju­nior and se­nior schools.

His daily life at the school sees him mov­ing through al­most ev­ery part of the cam­pus, as he greets stu­dents each morn­ing; moves from class to class to over­see how they are be­ing taught; meets with ad­min­is­tra­tion, teach­ers, par­ents and stu­dents; coaches rugby; and also at­tends var­i­ous other sports and arts events.

“My job is very much about be­ing a pres­ence on cam­pus and in the stu­dents’ lives,” he says.

Now in his 25th year of teach­ing, he is not afraid to dive head-first into a po­si­tion that in­volves risk- tak­ing and po­ten­tial em­bar­rass­ment in front of the stu­dents. “The stu­dents re­spect the fact that I’m will­ing to do things that I’m not nec­es­sar­ily the best at, which en­cour­ages them to be­come more in­volved.” “We all make mis­takes, and so long as we ac­cept the con­se­quences and learn from it, we can move on in a re­ally

pos­i­tive way.”

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