Founder, Roxbury Prep High School
Shradha Patel founded Roxbury Prep High School in 2015 and has been the emotional force behind Roxbury Prep’s mission for 17 years. Her passion and care for our students shines through in everything she does. Shradha has helped lead our fight to build a new High School in Roslindale and has spoken out eloquently against the injustice in the city’s delay.
Ms. Patel shared in the community’s joy in watching our first graduating class head to college this fall and is now getting back to her real passion: teaching. This year, Shradha transitioned from her role as Principal of RPHS to teaching ELA and coaching other teachers as an instructional leader. Ms. Patel previously served as Principal and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone. Prior to that, she was the Middle Academy Director at Uncommon Schools Excellence Boys Charter School in Brooklyn. Before leading Excellence Boys, she served as the 8th Grade History Teacher, Enrichment Coordinator, and Graduate Services Coordinator for six years at Roxbury Prep ‘s Mission Hill campus. Before she started her career at Uncommon, Shradha taught in the Boston and Cambridge Public Schools. Ms. Patel holds a B.S. in Education from Brown University and an M.A. in History from Tufts University.
We are grateful for Ms. Patel’s service and can all learn from her dedication to Roxbury Prep:
“I stay to teach and lead at Roxbury Prep because I have had the great blessing and privilege of seeing its impact. I have gotten the chance to see our alumni come back to teach and lead us. I have seen the joy of families when we have delivered on our promise made to them that every scholar will have access and persist through college. And I get the joy of teaching and learning every day with scholars where we, collectively, can ensure that the freedom that comes with reading, writing, and loving a joyful education will not be relegated to that of the few. Rather, regardless of zip code, family income, or skin color, all of us will have the chance to write our own destiny.”