"I do not have all the answers, but if given the opportunity to serve, I promise to listen, to learn, to work as hard as anyone, and never let politics get in the way of doing what is right for students, teachers, and taxpayers."
– Rich Rosa, 2017 candidate for the Haverhill School Committee.
About Rich Rosa
Haverhill voters elected Rich Rosa to the Haverhill School Committee on November 7, 2017.
Rich decided to run in 2017 for the Haverhill School Committee because he believed our city could do better for our students, parents, teachers, and taxpayers. He cared about our public schools and our city's future, and he wanted to help.
With a tireless work ethic and dogged determination, Rich went to work to help improve our public schools.
Rich lives on Kenoza Street in Haverhill with his wife, Anne Marie (Bastianelli), and twin 19-year-old boys. He has been a business owner in Haverhill for more than 25 years as a lawyer, and presently as co-owner of an exclusive buyer agent real estate company.
Rich Rosa in 2017
Four years ago, I made one promise. I said if given the opportunity to serve on the Haverhill School Committee, I would listen, learn, and never let politics get in the way of doing what is best for students, teachers, and taxpayers.
I kept my promise. Right after election day, I got to work. I listened, and I learned a lot thanks to the help of many people who care about Haverhill's children.
Those conversations led to better outcomes for students of ALL abilities, fewer dropouts, more students showing up for school, and a citywide reading campaign.
Those conversations led to more technology in our schools, new textbooks, necessary supplies, expanded summer learning opportunities, and school buildings we could begin to be proud of again.
Those conversations led to free, full-day kindergarten, helping young, working families, and eliminating high school athletic fees, resulting in more kids playing sports.
Those conversations also increased efficiency and accountability, getting more out of every tax dollar spent.
And when our world turned upside down in 2020, we came together, embracing innovation to keep students and staff safe and providing parental choice.
Unfortunately, I also learned that there are still too many people who say, "Haverhill can't do this, or Haverhill can't do that."
I disagree. I believe "Haverhill Can."
With your help, I want to keep listening, keep learning, and keep doing what's best for Haverhill over the next four years on the School Committee.
And most importantly, I will always believe "Haverhill Can." #HaverhillCan