All School Board meetings will take place in the Rockton Grade School Music Room unless stated otherwise.
Committee of the Whole Meeting:
August 12th, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. | Agenda
Special meeting location: Streamed live here
Regular Board Meeting:
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. | Agenda will be posted soon
Special meeting location: Streamed live here
Katie Littlefield, was elected to the school board in 2015. Seeking to provide their four children with the highest quality education, Katie and Tom, made the decision to move their family to Rockton and have been committed members of the community since 2010. Utilizing her skills of strategic planning, organization and team building Katie has achieved success as a small business owner for over 10 years. Volunteering in the community is a core value of Katie’s; over the years she has become an effective leader and communicator for non-profit organizations she has partnered with. She is most passionate about working in collaboration with fellow parents, colleagues and educators to maximize district finances to support the high goals for student achievement that mark the Rockton School District.
Gail's affiliation with our school district began many years ago as she was a former student at Rockton Grade School. Returning to teach in the district in 1978, she spent the majority of her 33 years teaching Kindergarten. In addition to bringing her educational experience to the board, Gail comes with a unique insight to board issues, having served as the Rockton Teachers’ Association president/vice-president for 27 years. Gail is looking forward to continuing to support the students and staff of our school district in this new capacity as a member of the Board of Education.
Mary is honored to be returning to Rockton School District as a school board member. She spent the last 24 years of her career teaching elementary school in Rockton. Her 3 children attended Rockton Schools, and now her grandson is continuing the legacy. Mary intends to continue the tradition of supporting strong quality schools, along with a caring and dedicated staff of teachers and support personnel. She believes that moving forward with technology is necessary to keep pace in today’s world. Demonstrating transparency and accountability to the public are high priorities. Mary looks forward to working with Mr, Terry and the other board members to achieve these goals.
Brett and his wife, Michelle, reside in Rockton and are proud of their two sons that attend schools in the Rockton School District. A lifelong resident of the Rockton/Roscoe area and graduate of Hononegah HS, Brett is honored to have been elected by the community. He looks forward to working with the families, staff, teachers, Mr. Terry, and the Board of Education to foster a strong, educational foundation for each and every student. Actively involved with his wife in their sons’ education and activities, he feels family and loved ones are also a key part of each child’s emotional and educational success. Brett looks forward to fostering an atmosphere of increased communication within the community, reinforcing positive character development, and creating more family engagement and volunteering within the district’s schools. He brings a diverse skill set to the Board including sales, management, human resources, and small business operations.
Chad Papke, and his wife Somer, moved to Roscoe in 2010. They currently have the older of their two children attending school in the Rockton School District. Chad is employed at Rockford Country Club as the Golf Course Superintendent for the past 16 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a two-year certification from Michigan State University in Golf Course Turfgrass Management. Chad is committed to serving the Rockton School District by helping to provide a safe learning environment for all of the students in the community. In serving on the Rockton School Board, Chad will strive to achieve the goals of the district in obtaining the highest level of learning in a fiscally responsible manner.
Josh is a parent of two children in the district and joined the Board to share his commitment to a vision of high expectations for student achievement and premier education defined by clear, concise goals and expectations. While providing staff valuable resources to be successful in the classroom, Josh will also work to ensure continuing professional development which ultimately provides each student a higher level of academic success. Josh has an extensive banking background of over 15 years and community involvement. He looks forward to a collaborative relationship with the Board, staff and the families by establishing strong communication enabling the Board to make well informed decisions. He feels the current Board, along with Mr. Glenn Terry, will lead as a united team with a commitment based on mutual trust and respect. Josh believes his values align with the District's mission statement, “To work together with the families and the community to inspire each child and to provide an outstanding educational foundation.”
Shawn and his wife Jamie moved to Rockton in 2014 and have three children currently attending school in the Rockton School District. Shawn is currently employed for the City of Rockford Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Shawn has served as a Village President and currently sits on the Fire Advisory Commission for the State of Illinois. Shawn believes that quality education creates a lifetime of opportunities for students. His goal as a board member is to foster a culture of curiosity and love of learning for all students through courageous, collaborative, visionary leadership focused on accountability at all levels, continuous improvement, student achievement, and financial discipline. This will yield effective use of taxpayer funds, return on our education dollars and students who are well prepared for success.
Regular Meeting Dates
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Committee Of the Whole Meeting Dates
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
No December meeting
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, 2021