Abby Compton is the Athletic Support Specialist at Rockford Public Schools. Abby recently graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in communication.
Alondra Nava is a senior at Jefferson High School. Alondra is in the Health Sciences Academy and will pursue a career in nursing. She is a 2019 Rockford Promise Scholar.
Amal Mizyed is an eighth grade science teacher at Eisenhower Middle School.
Amanda Nguyen is an energetic kindergarten teacher who wholeheartedly believes in the power of STEM education. Amanda runs an after-school STEM club for grades 1-5.
Amy Ekstrom has been employed with RPS 205 for 13 years. She started with RPS 205 in 2005 as a routine worker in our food service department. Amy currently works in the Family and Community Engagement Department. She enjoys working with our district families and establishing meaningful community partners with our schools. Amy is married with two children; her oldest child is a junior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her youngest is a senior at Guilford.
Andrea Dahlberg is an art educator at Riverdahl Elementary School.
Andrea Holm is an art teacher at Gregory Elementary School. She has taught art for 28 years.
Andrew Fruth is a teacher at Nashold Early Childhood Center.
Angela Hite-Carter is the Executive Director for RPS 205 Student Services and Alternative Learning department. She is a Rockford native and graduate of Auburn High School. She has served RPS 205 in various educational positions for 28 years including sixth grade classroom teacher, middle and high School mathematics instructor, and Principal of Marsh Elementary School, East High School and Roosevelt Community Education Center.
Angela Lundin oversees the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. She has worked with students on the council since the 2011-12 school year. Angela feels privileged to work with amazing students who will be our future leaders. She is also the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Communications for Rockford Public Schools.
Anthony Stone is a physical education teacher at Gregory Elementary School. He is a local football coach, published author, and a blogger for Hudl and FirstDown PlayBook. Follow Anthony @Coach_Stone_MT
|Anthony Stone & Brian K. Sewell|
Anthony Stone is a physical education teacher at Gregory Elementary School. He is a local football coach, published author, and a blogger for Hudl and FirstDown PlayBook.
Brian K. Sewell has been teaching elementary physical education in Rockford Public Schools for 33 years and is currently teaching p.e. at Johnson Elementary School. Over the years, Coach Sewell has coached elementary basketball where his teams have won four Rockford Elementary Basketball Association championships. He has also coached middle and high school basketball. He was an assistant high school football coach for more than 15 years and was the head football coach for West Middle School where his team won the stateline middle school championship in 2005. Coach Sewell has also coached high school track and field for more than 32 years and was the Guilford head girls track coach in the mid-2000s. In 2003, Coach Sewell won a Golden Apple for his outstanding teaching and work in piloting the middle school football program to bring back middle school football to the district.
Anthony Wilson is a student support supervisor for RPS 205 as well as the head track coach and assistant football coach at East High School. Anthony’s passion is to empower young men and women to be successful in life both academically and in athletics. He’s a member of the 1985 East High School State Championship football team. Anthony also competed in track at the state level and was named all-conference. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University where he played football and ran track. Anthony will graduate with a master's degree in school counseling in May 2019. He is married to Trista Wilson, who is also a graduate of Rockford Public Schools. They have five children and two grandchildren. "Once an E-RAB, Always an E-RAB!”
|Antionette "Annie" Hobson|
Antionette "Annie" Hobson is a 4-H Youth Development Educator with the University of Illinois Extension. She works with several schools within the district and other youth entities in the community to create youth learning opportunities that emphasize social emotional growth, college and career readiness, life skills and positive adult mentorships.
Ben Stover is the principal of RESA. He has lived in Rockford for the last four years.
Bill Rose is the Academy Coach at East High School. He oversees Career and Technical Education and the Production, Business, Health and Service Academy teams at East.
Bonnie Spurling is the Director of Fine Arts for Rockford Public Schools.
Brad Anderson is a banker at Associated Bank. He volunteers at RPS 205 and reads to kindergarten and first grade students through IREAD and Rockford Reads.
Brenda Burack is a contract speech pathologist who works from her home in Michigan.
Brent Pentenburg is the CEO of the YMCA of Rock River Valley. Brent has worked for the YMCA for more than 10 years, which all started in Georgia. He moved here with his wife more than five years ago and has developed so much love and passion for Rockford. He and his wife have four kids.
Bridget French was born and raised in Rockford. She is the Rockford Public Schools Executive Director of College and Career Readiness, overseeing high school Academies. Prior to working with RPS 205, Bridget was the Executive Director of Alignment Rockford, a nonprofit that connects community to serve our schools. She is the mother of two RPS 205 students.
Callissa Franco is a senior at Jefferson High School and an intern with the YMCA Intern Challenge. She’d like to pursue a degree in physics and business at The University of Chicago, then pursue a career at NASA. She is a part-time crew leader at Culver's and has been employed there since the summer of 2017.
Carly Schutte is a RPS 205 parent and volunteer. She has led the Fine Arts Parent Committee at East High School since 2016. Carly is a founding member of the Rockford Fine Arts Coalition. Her family is involved with the Kantorei Choir of Rockford. Carly lives with her son and husband in Rockford and works as a Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator for the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center.
Carol Bailey has been an RPS 205 early childhood teacher for more than 20 years. She also has taught in Head Start. Carol lives in rural Cherry Valley with her husband and two sons, Tanner, 15, and a student at Jefferson High School, and Logan, 12, and a student at Flinn Middle School. They have a beagle named Sparky who loves to go camping with the family each summer. Carol feels strongly that teaching younger students their foundational skills in preschool, especially social/emotional strategies, helps them manage their future school and work lives more successfully.
After a long hiatus from the Rockford YMCA Rowing Crew, during which Carrie Morelock rowed and coached at Harvard University, married her very best friend Josh and had two incredible babies, Carrie is in her second year as the RYRC head coach. Off the water, she coaches the North Boone High School Boys Track team and attempts to keep the babies-turned-big-kids well fed and generally tidy.
Carrie Saucedo has been an RPS 205 teacher for 22 years. Most of those years were spent teaching Spanish and English as a second language. She has taught all levels of Spanish, including Spanish for Spanish speakers. Carrie has been at Jefferson High School for 11 years. She’s currently teaching Spanish and ESL.
Carson Soles is a junior in the Gifted Academy at Auburn High School. Carson is on Auburn’s varsity boys bowling team and National Honor Society. He is the Chairman and CEO of Carson's Lawn Mowing Service, a local family business serving over 50 customers from South Beloit to New Milford. Carson plans to become an engineer.
Cathy Bayer is a communications coordinator for Rockford Public Schools. Prior to coming to RPS 205 in 2013, she worked as a reporter for the Rockford Register Star and covered education. She made Rockford her home in 2008 after earning a journalism degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Christina Dover is an eighth grade English language arts teacher at Eisenhower Middle School. It is her 14th year at Eisenhower. This year, Christina is the Curriculum Implementation Leader for her building as it implements a new curriculum, a new block schedule and gives the new resource a trial run. Christina appreciates the district giving her a chance to try new things and give feedback on the direction of English language arts; it is reigniting her passion for teaching.
Colleen Maher is a sophomore at Guilford High School. She participated in the CAPA program at West Middle School. Colleen also attended Carlson Elementary School and Fairview Early Childhood Center.