Rosa Parks is the 12th elementary school in Union and opened in August of 2006. The school serves more than 600 ethnically diverse students and includes children from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Our mascot is the Trailblazer!
We are very proud of our name, Rosa Parks Elementary School. The name was selected by a committee of patrons, educators and students and approved by the Board of Education in the spring of 2006. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (Feb. 4, 1913 – Oct. 24, 2005) was an African American seamstress and civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". Her role in American history earned her an iconic status in American culture, and her actions have left an enduring legacy for civil rights movements around the world.
“To this day I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom." -- Rosa Parks
It is the mission of Rosa Park Elementary School to create a positive school culture that is conducive to learning; set high standards and accountability for learning; facilitate and implement an instructional program that maximizes student learning; and comprehensively engage parents and community in support of the school’s goals.
At Rosa Parks, we are interested in students, teachers and families developing long-term relationships to better meet the needs of individual learners. We will be participating in multi-year relationships by having many teachers stay with the same students for two years. For example, if a child is in kindergarten, he or she will stay with the kindergarten and first grade teaching team for two years. Teams of teachers will also loop from second to third and fourth to fifth. We know that the relationship of teachers to student, to the parents, to other teachers, and to the curriculum, is critical throughout a child’s education.
Jackie DuPont was named principal of Rosa Parks in 2018. She previously served as assistant principal in 2015. She had previously served as assistant principal at Boevers. She had served as administrative intern to Boevers Elementary since August 2013. She comes to Union from Jenks Southeast Elementary School where she had served as a teacher. She also taught at Burroughs Elementary in Tulsa Public Schools.
She graduated from Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo., and received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Oklahoma State University. She received a Master’s degree in School Administration from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.
DuPont is married to Michael DuPont; they have one daughter, Claire. DuPont enjoys reading, spending time with family, running and yoga.
Becky King joined Union Public Schools in 2018 as an administrative intern at Rosa Parks Elementary. She was named assistant princiipal in 2019.
King holds a master’s of science degree in educational leadership studies from Oklahoma State University and bachelor’s of science degrees in elementary education and deaf education from the University of Tulsa. She also obtained her National Board Certification as a middle childhood generalist in 2003 and again in 2013. Prior to joining Union, King worked for Broken Arrow Public Schools for 16 years as a classroom teacher and enrichment resource specialist, serving as their district teacher of the year, 2016-2017. King also worked for Tulsa Public Schools for eight years.