Rocketship Spark Academy Principal Danny Etcheverry writes, “My first day of school this year started in a distressing new way: with a moment of silence.
This is my 16th year as an educator, my 10th year as a school leader, and third year as a public school parent. I thought I had the start-of-school routine down pat.
But this first day of school changed me forever. I am the principal of Rocketship Spark Academy in San Jose. Six-year-old Stephen Romero, a rising first-grade student, was gunned down in Gilroy, California, on July 28, 2019. School started just two weeks later.”