The Rockford School Board approved an innovative plan with Rockford University to recruit teachers and build a workforce from our own student body. Ensuring RPS 205 has outstanding teachers in every classroom is a key to success, but attracting and retaining talented teachers is a challenge. This partnership is designed to attract RPS 205 students to the teaching profession specifically to work in RPS 205.
“We’re fortunate to have a great partner in Rockford University that sees the value in our students,” said Superintendent Ehren Jarrett. The hope is to continue the program through teacher certification and employment with RPS 205. Then graduates can continue as RPS 205 teachers in a graduate program through Rockford University.
“This long-term investment in our students is the best way to ensure a consistent talent pipeline, made up of our own best and brightest students,” Jarrett said.
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