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Governance

The turnaround of public schools requires a broad and far-reaching collaboration of educational, political, corporate, religious, civic, and grassroots entities faithfully working together to advance educational achievement and further educational attainment. Alignment Rockford’s Governing and Operating Boards consist of officials of Rockford Public Schools District 205, the City of Rockford, Winnebago County, and the leaders of higher education, business, faith, recreational, social service, and other community organizations. The Operating Board, which reports to the Governing Board, directs education improvement project implementation and oversees the progress of Alignment Teams. Alignment Teams are established to address high priority strategic needs identified by the Rockford Public schools. Please click here for more information about Alignment Teams.

Board Members (1)

Governing Board of Directors:

PAST GOVERNING BOARD CHAIR
Rev. Dr. K. Edward Copeland
Pastor, New Zion Baptist Church

GOVERNING BOARD CHAIR
Rebecca Cook-Kendall
Executive Director, Rockford Regional Health Council

GOVERNING BOARD VICE-CHAIR
Sarah Wolf
Executive Director, Discovery Center Museum

SECRETARY
Earl Wilsey
Schmeling Construction Company

TREASURER
Anthony Troxell
All World Machinery

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Emily Klonicki
Alignment Rockford

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Julie Bosma
United Way of Rock River Valley
Mike Broski
President, Entre Computers
Paula Carynski
President, OSF, Saint Anthony
Pastor Edward Copeland
New Zion Baptist Church
Einer Forsman
President and CEO, Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Eric Fulcomer
President, Rockford University
Robert Guirl
Process and Strategy Professional Services

Hon. Judge Janet Holmgren
Winnebago County 17th Judicial Circuit Court

Maggie Hradecky
WIFR
Dr. Ehren Jarrett
Superintenent,  Rockford Public School District 205

Mayor Thomas McNamara
Mayor, City of Rockford

Christine Ostergard
Collins Aerospace

Kevin Polky
KP Counseling
Dr. Sam Pope
University of Illinois Medical Center
Michael Pura
Associated Bank
Jay Sandine
Rockford Park District
Dr. Howard Spearman
President, Rock Valley College
June Stanford
Rockford Public School District 205
Kristin Williams
Woodward, Inc.

 

Operating Board Members:

OPERATING BOARD CHAIR
Jim Corbett -Alpine Bank

Chris Anderson – Larson and Darby
Laurie Anderson
– Rockford Park District
Derek Bergsten
– Rockford Fire Department 
Lisa Bly
– Northern IL Workforce All.
Jake Castanza
– Project First Rate
Doug Curry
– Stenstrom Excavation & Blacktop
Michael Dalke
– Rockford Police Department
Heidi Dettman
– Rockford Public Schools
Earl Dotson, Jr.
– Rockford Public Schools
Tabatha Endres-Cruz
– Workforce Investment Board
Bridget French
– Rockford Public Schools
Bob Guirl
– Process & Strategy Professional Services
John Johnson
– 17th Judicial Circuit Court
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
– Unitarian Universalist Church
Reid Jutras
– Rockford Public Schools
Anissa Kuhar
– NIU Rockford
Dr. Kelly Monson
– Rockford Public Schools
Josh Morgan
– 13 WREX
Donnette Nailor
– Regional Office of Education
Kim Nelson
– Rockford Public Schools
Kari Neri
– Rockford Public Schools
Kate Rich
– Crusader Community Health
Linda Sandquist
– United Way of Rock River Valley
David Sidney
– Transform Rockford
Odessa Walker
– Rockford Housing Authority
Earl Wilsey
– Schmeling Construction