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The Voice: What's the Value of Rockford Promise to Rockford Public Schools?

Rockford Promise is about raising aspirations for Rockford Public Schools students. It’s also about retaining talent in the Rockford community. Read more in April's Voice column.


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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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