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Agendas

All School Board meetings will take place in the Rockton Grade School cafeteria unless stated otherwise.


Committee of the Whole Meeting:
Wednesday, October 6thth, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. | Agenda
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Regular Board Meeting:
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. | Agenda
Board Members

Cynthia Driggers
Cynthia Driggers
President

Cynthia Driggers is honored to be joining the Rockton School District Board of Education. Since moving to Rockton in 2016, her two children have been in the school district and she has been extremely impressed with the passion and dedication shown by the teachers and staff. Cynthia looks forward to engaging with the entire school community and learning how best their needs can be championed.

She has over two decades of experience in Quality and will bring her skills of analysis, reviewing complex processes, understanding issues from multiple viewpoints, and making informed and collaborative decisions to support the boards work. She has expertise in maintaining compliance to requirements and regulations, as well as formalizing policies and processes.

Cynthia would like to support efforts to ensure adquate technology is available to all students as well as promote an awareness of the impacts of mental health. She looks forward to working with Mr. Terry and the entire board to keep Rockton Schools remarkable.


Carson Breed
Carson Breed
Vice President

Carson considers it an honor to serve the community as a Rockton District 140 school board member. Carson and his wife Heather share a home in Rockton with their blended family of five children. The oldest is an elementary education teacher, and he is very proud of the education that Rockton 140 district has afforded his family. The two youngest children are still in attendance at Whitman Post and Stephen Mack middle school.

Carson originally grew up in Rockford and moved to Rockton 20 years ago after graduating from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s in business management. He spent more than 20 years in manufacturing, where he excelled in team leadership and management. Carson has engaged in the family tradition of real estate and is currently a Realtor with Gambino Realtors. Additionally, he owns his own business, with a strong focus on property management. Carson has received a great deal of personal satisfaction in collaborative management roles over the past 25 years, which he plans to bring to the school board position.

Carson’s philosophy centers around providing a good education framework for our young and a legacy that will embrace our community long term. He believes in conducting himself in a transparent and accountable manner to work collaboratively for our community, school staff, and all stakeholders alike. Education and community involvement have always been a focus for his family. He looks forward to working as a dedicated, thoughtful member of the Rockton 140 school board to help maintain the excellent schools we have and discover ways to make them even better for the short-term but, more importantly, the long-term health of the community.


Mary Newman
Mary Newman
Secretary

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.


Kelsey Lueshen
Member

Kelsey is honored to serve on the Rockton School School District Board of Education. The Lueshen’s moved to Rockton in 2009. Kelsey and his wife, Laura, have been married since 2006 and they have two lovely sons, Charlie and Henry. Laura has been a teacher in the Rockton School district since 2004 and Charlie is currently in 3rd grade at Whitman Post. Henry is excited to start Kindergarten at RGS soon. Kesley is excited to work with all stakeholders in Rockton to continue and build the amazing quality of the schools in this area.

Kelsey is no stranger to education. Not only is his wife a teacher, but he is also a teacher at Harlem High School. Kelsey grew up in and around the Rockford area. He pursued education and is happy to be doing what he truly loves. He currently teaches English at Harlem High School and also coaches the Cross Country team in the fall.

Kelsey has always wanted to give back to the community he calls home. As a member of the school board, he gets that opportunity. Through the school board, he can work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential. Kelsey is passionate about education and the impact it can have on an individual’s life. In this role, he can champion this cause for every child in the district. He is excited to work with Glenn Terry and all the members of the school board to continue the excellent educational opportunities in Rockton.


Stephen Harkness
Stephen Harkess
Member

Steve and his family have been Roscoe residents since 2016. His daughters are students in the District. He was impressed with the way the District has tackled the unprecedented challenges that arose since the pandemic to ensure that students continue to receive a quality education - in contrast to schools in many parts of the country where many students have lost many of their options for many months. He was impressed with the way families have been kept informed and parents are able to make choices regarding how best to balance competing concerns regarding safety and effectiveness for their children. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators are all crucial to educational success and allowing the active involvement of all is important.

Steve has always valued education and is first and foremost a problem-solver. He has a background as an accountant, a lawyer, and a small business owner. He joined the Board to help the District continue to provide an excellent education for the families in the District. He is happy to be part of a remarkable community and a remarkable school district.


Scott Robinson
Scott Robinson
Member

Scott Robinson believes in the power of education to help children develop their full human potential, and takes seriously the responsibility of being a partner in the stewardship of District 140 for the benefit of our community’s children, families, and taxpayers. He and his family moved to Rockton in 2010, and were drawn here, like many families, because of the reputation of Rockton’s schools. The quality of education that his three children have received in the district has indeed been excellent due to the hard work and dedication of our district’s teachers, support staff, administrators, and school board, as well as the support of the community. It has been especially amazing to witness the success of our district in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. As a member of the Rockton 140 Board of Education, Scott wants to help continue this tradition of excellence by always putting the best interests of our children first, while also respecting the obligation to provide value for the tax dollars that fund our schools.

Scott is an attorney for a national law firm, and also a former English teacher at Hononegah High School. He was admitted to the bar in 2003, and taught at Hononegah from 2011-2019. He also has significant training and experience in educational technology. His wife, Becky, teaches Photography, Web Design, Video, and Graphic Design at Hononegah. They have three children in District 140: two sons in 8th and 6th grades, and a daughter in kindergarten. Scott knows first hand what a difficult, yet rewarding, job it is to teach kids, and has the highest regard for great teachers and their craft. He is looking forward to using his knowledge and experience to serve the residents of our school district, and promises to work hard to maintain the educational quality they have come to expect from District 140.


Mike Plourde
Member

It's been a longtime goal of Mike's to serve as a school board member, and he is honored to join the Rockton School District Board of Education. The Plourde family moved to Rockton five years ago, and their three children each attended a different Rockton school this year. Over the years, the Plourde children have received an excellent education from the Rockton School District, and Mike is excited to play a small role in the great things that are happening within this community.

Education runs in Mike's family. Hailing from Northern Michigan, his mother worked for the local school district, and his father was an employee trainer for the state of Michigan. Mike's wife, Heather, is a teacher at Hononegah Community High School. As a career educator himself, Mike has worked at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as a teacher, administrator, and coach. He's currently finishing his doctorate in educational leadership at Aurora University.

Mike believes that all students deserve an equitable education to provide them with the skills and knowledge to enter the workforce and attain a career allowing them to support a family. He sees students as individuals who have much to contribute to the classroom through their experience, abilities, and opinions. Mike is looking forward to working with Mr. Terry and the other members of the Rockton Board of Education to continue to build upon the district's long history of success.