- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
- Rockford’s E. Faye Butler to perform at Ten Chimneys in Wisconsin
- Stockholm Inn to be honored by Illinois Office of Tourism
- Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office to be out in force during Thanksgiving holiday
- Wallace co-sponsors bill to increase minimum wage
- Stadelman’s measure to prevent layoffs passes state Senate
- More than 46 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving, most since 2007
Rockford schools announce hires, promotions
Rockford Public School District 205 recently announced the following hires and promotions:
Ashleigh Van Thiel was hired July 29 as director of talent development for the Rockford Public Schools. Previously, she was Midwest regional vice president of Lighthouse Academies, overseeing schools and coaching principals in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Pilar Peigh was promoted Aug. 22 to executive director of talent acquisition. After arriving in the district in 2012, she worked as an assistant principal in the speech and language department. Before that, Peigh was a speech and language pathologist, community college teacher and principal in New Hampshire.
Several teachers graduated from the Grow Your Own program. New to the district this year are Kevin Bruce at Beyer Elementary School and Elizabeth Wilson at Spring Creek. Starla Copeland at King Elementary and Tomas Garza at RESA Middle School are program graduates who started last year. Grow Your Own is a state-funded, innovative partnership of community organizations, higher education institutions and school districts that helps parents, community members and paraprofessionals in low-income communities become highly-qualified teachers.
RPS has hired eight staff members from Spain this year. They are Beatriz Caballero, Dennis Early Childhood; Francisco “Paco” Gonzalez, King Elementary; Leticia Hernandez, speech and language pathologist; Raquel Jardon, East High School; Natalia Ledesma, Summerdale Early Childhood; Pilar Munera, Barbour Language Academy; Livia Navarro, Lathrop Elementary; and Ana Romero, Hillman Elementary.
Posted Sept. 25, 2013