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Welcome to the Roeper School

I am sure you will come to learn, as I have, that this is a school like no other. Founded over 80 years ago, the principles on which Annemarie and George Roeper based the school’s transformative philosophy of education are as relevant and alive today as ever.
To lead the positive change we want to see in the world, we seek gifted students, those who have, in the Roepers’ words, the ability and the passion “to solve problems, to enter into experiences, to engage in deep and advanced thought, to study intensively specific problems, to generalize, to explore widely among divergent problems, to observe processes at work, and to produce creative results,” and we call upon them to be active participants in their own education, the life of the school, and of the world around it. 
Through our innovative, challenging, and engaging program, we strive every day at Roeper both to embrace, celebrate, and amplify the voices of thoughtful individuals, and to bring those individuals together to collaborate to create a more compassionate global community.  
As Head of School, I find excitement every day in the opportunity to interact with gifted students, faculty, and staff committed to the “cooperative adventure” of teaching and learning to change the world for the better. I know you will find that here too. 

Christopher Domenic Federico (he/him)

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  • About Christopher Federico

    Christopher (he/him) has been an educator and educational leader in both public and independent schools, with a particular focus on teaching gifted students, for over 25 years.
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Leadership Team

The Head of School is supported by a leadership team in administrating the day-to-day operations of the school.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the guardian of the School’s mission and philosophy. It is organized on a non-stock, directorship basis under the Michigan Non-Profit Corporation Act and meets six times a year. It supports and is a resource to the Head of School and administration.
    • Board of Trustees 2023

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  • Officers 2023-2024

    Clay Thomas, Chair
    General Counsel, JB Donaldson Company

    Christopher Federico, Ex-Officio
    Head of The Roeper School

    Alana Glass '97, Chair-Designate
    Assistant Dean, Michigan State University College of Law

    Colleen Allen, Secretary
    President & CEO of Autism Alliance of Michigan

    Shannon Martin, Vice Chair-Administration
    Founder & CEO of Ask The Whys

    Kenny Miller, Vice Chair-Finance
    Treasurer Head of Total Rewards, Yelp

    Kevin Carlson, At-Large
    Civil Rights Attorney

    Jameel M. Smith, PhD, At-Large
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Lead Pediatric Psychologist
  • Trustees 2023-2024

    Carol Appel 
    Oncology Nurse Practitioner 
    Cheryl Blau '80, Alumni Representative
    Educational Consultant

    Andrew Blechman, Staff Representative 
    Middle/Upper School Faculty, The Roeper School 
    Joy Lawson Davis, EdD
    DEI and Gifted Education Consultant

    Johnathan Dinneweth '24
    Student Representative

    Amy-Beth Fleischer

    Anna Kohn '02, Alumni Representative
    Reentry and Parole Team Lead, State Appellate Defender Office

    Mykolas Rambus

    Roshan Shah '25 
    Student Representative

    Jeff Stafeil
    CFO, Tenneco

    Elisabeth Stayer, Staff Representative 
    Lower School Faculty, The Roeper School 
    Beth Vens
    Senior Environmental Quality Analyst, EGLE

    Julian Wong
    Artist, Designer
Educating and inspiring gifted students to think as individuals and to engage as a community with compassion for each other and this world.

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41190 Woodward Ave Bloomfield Hills MI 48304
PHONE  248.203.7330

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