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A Headmistress for the Community

Rosalba Rotondo alla Palestra dell'Innovazione

A Headmistress for the Community

A Headmistress for the Community

Rosalba Rotondo: 40 years in Scampia, first as a professor, then as an administrator

We met Rosalba Rotondo in 2014 when her school the Istituto comprensivo Alpi-Levi in Scampia (Naples), participated in Project Active Ageing and Solidarity amongs Generations through Learning and Social Innovation (2013-15). The project was supported by the “Award for the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity amongst Generations” (Italian Government, Family Policy).

That same year, Rotondo also participated in the launch of the National Network of Innovation Gyms. She used care as a metaphor for her school: “Just like doctors, we must find the right cure for students rather than blaming them. We must find the right access channel.”



In the 2017 edition of the Global Junior Challenge, Rosalba Rotondo received a special mention for innovation and inclusion stories as part of the Tullio De Mauro Special Award.

In 2019, she was awarded the “Order of Merit of the Italian Republic” for her “total dedication to the education of young generations in view of the right to study and the full inclusion of minorities.”

We are now very pleased to read about her in the Il Venerdì magazine of La Repubblica in an article by Rosaria Amato: Ho portato il greco fra i ragazzi di Scampia.


Innovating Professors and Administrators, Global Junior Challenge 2017

Ora ci fa immensamente piacere leggere di lei sulle pagine del supplemento Il Venerdì del quotidiano La Repubblica nel racconto della giornalista Rosaria Amato: Ho portato il greco fra i ragazzi di Scampia.


Docenti e dirigenti innovatori, Global Junior Challenge 2017

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