The Voice: Program Helps Make Education an Attractive Career Option
More RPS 205 students than ever are choosing to be teachers in a grow-your-own scholarship program, a partnership with Rockford University. The program is a great design, but it’s also powered by great relationships. Read more in May's Voice column.
Superintendent Dr. Ehren Jarrett
Dr. Ehren Jarrett is in his ninth academic year leading the Rockford Public Schools. The Board of Education appointed him superintendent in July 2013. Jarrett joined the district's leadership team in June 2011 as an assistant superintendent. He earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University. NIU's College of Education has honored him as Alumni of the Year. He is a member of the Alignment Rockford Governing Board, the Discovery Center Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the Rockford Area Economic Development Council. He is a member of the Ford NGL Leadership Council and its Superintendent's Council. In addition, Dr. Jarrett is the immediate past president of the Large Unit District Association, which represents school districts in Illinois that serve at least 3,500 students. He lives in Rockford with his wife, Christie, and their two children.
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