Between now and the end of this school year, I want to show you examples of progress in these areas. These aren't "my" accomplishments, mind you. They happen when people live the vision and values of our organization.
I am honored to share stories in text and video to celebrate those people. The first story in our series is about one approach to raising student achievement – using instructional coaches in our elementary schools. Susan Fumo, the Executive Director of School Improvement, describes the effect the coaches have already had. (This is the second year for the position.)
"We saw in the coaching cycles that focusing our flashlight on student progress to a specific learning target created productive, concentrated conversation of effective teaching strategies," Fumo said.
The approach is so promising that nine instructional coaches and two principals from RPS 205 recently presented at a statewide conference in Naperville.
Please click here to read about the instructional coaches' work, their partnership with principals and the potential for improving RPS 205 student achievement.
Thank you to our teachers for all that you do!
Kishwaukee Elementary School Principal Aimee Kasper will continue her leadership role at the new Constance Lane Elementary School in the 2019-20 school year.
Rockford Public Schools this year launched a school-specific accountability tool called a School Scorecard.
The School Board voted to hold the line on tax collections by levying well below its allowable rate.
Acceptance into the Creative and Performing Arts program is by audition.
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