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The 205 VIBE™ was created to share the amazing things happening in Rockford Public Schools. The 205 VIBE publishes firsthand stories from district staff, students and community members who support RPS 205.
My initial job is to assist Maria Cebrion, a new science teacher who recently arrived from Spain. She teaches a full day of science classes entirely in Spanish, and the other Jefferson teachers are supporting her transition to Jefferson.
We sit down for a formal goodbye with McIntosh Elementary School Principal Alfonso Gagliano as he retires after 50 years at RPS 205. Learn how his passion for education began and how his life experiences played into his successful career. Hear his retirement plans and his hopes for future students.