A Message from the Administration
Dear Roger Bryan Families,
My name is Laurence Derasmo and I am proud to be the new Principal at Roger Bryan Elementary School! Prior to being appointed as the Principal at Roger Bryan, I served as the Assistant Principal at Walter Jacobson Elementary School for three years. I also spent nine years in the classroom as a teacher working with children from a variety of different backgrounds with a focus on academic achievement and growth. I was born in the Hudson Valley area of New York and ended up moving to Toronto, Canada at the age of ten. I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Studies from York University in 2005. After graduation, I moved to Buffalo, New York and attended Canisius College and earned my Master’s degree in Childhood Education. I was recruited by the Clark County School District after graduation and moved to Las Vegas in 2007 as a classroom teacher. Having a passion for learning and positively impacting students on a larger scale, I pursued a second Master’s degree in School-Building Administration from Touro University in Henderson, Nevada in 2014.
I am a huge Disney fan and you will often find me in the Disney parks when I am on vacation. I also collect rare Disney pins, memorabilia, and art pieces. I love following my hometown sports teams! Go Raptors! Go Golden Knights! Family is a big part of my life and I treasure being home with them to enjoy all the special moments. I am a huge dog lover and have one fur baby (Storm) that I spoil daily and love spending time with. As the new Principal at Bryan, I look forward to meeting and working with all of you, including our parent community. I will strive to be an inspiring leader that works side-by-side with our teachers, staff, and parents to positively impact our students and develop them into life-long learners. My goal is to provide a safe, caring learning environment where student safety and student achievement are our number one priorities. I am excited for the wonderful things that will be coming and cannot wait to meet all of you.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns by calling the school number below.
Principal Roger Bryan Elementary School
Dear Roger Bryan Families,
I am so grateful to be back for my second year as the assistant principal here at Roger Bryan. I love having the chance to watch students learn and grow, both academically and in character. We are lucky to have such polite, hard-working, and eager students! There is nothing better than watching a student hold the door for another or participating in a simple act of kindness.
This is my 15th school year with the Clark County School District. In addition to my administrative experience, I have taught 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades, technology as a special, and been a coach. People always ask me which one I liked the most, and the answer is ALL of them! Every single position has come with opportunities to build strong relationships with my students, staff, and families, and to be able to encourage students to excel beyond expectations.
My favorite things to do when I’m not working are to travel and spend time with my family. I love to go to new places and see things I have never seen before. I have one son in college and have some of my family nearby. I spend a good part of summer and winter breaks in Wisconsin, where I am originally from, visiting with more of my family.
I am excited to spend this year working with Mr. Derasmo in continuing the great traditions here at Roger Bryan and introducing some new ones. We are united in our goal to provide Roger Bryan students a safe atmosphere where high levels of achievement are the expectation.
Please contact me with any concerns!
Yours in education,
The mission of Roger M. Bryan Elementary School is to find the key which unlocks each child's full intellectual potential; to encourage each child to act compassionately, responsibly, and respectfully; and to give each child the skills to be prepared for the complex world of tomorow.