ROE 47 recently donated 500 outreach bags to the Let's Feed Our Children program sponsored by Whiteside County United Way. Bags contain a book, a personal care item, math games, summer fun events for families, information about trauma and mental health, and other helpful resources - all at no cost to families. This outreach is sponsored by the ISBE community partnership grant and a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
1 day ago, ROE 47
Outreach bags
Community Agencies ...JOIN US @ Back to School Bash Aug. 10th @ Dixon Wooden Wonderland/ Splash Pad Contact Ashley Teel @ for more information @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
3 days ago, ROE 47
Back to School Bash
FOCUS ON FAMILIES : Keeping your Kids Safe Online : A Parent's Guide to Popular Apps Virtual, June 13th @ 12:00 pm JOIN US ! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
4 days ago, ROE 47
Keeping your kids safe online
FOCUS ON FAMILIES : GREAT OUTDOORS Virtual, June 13th @ 9:00 am @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
5 days ago, ROE 47
The Great Outdoors
Mark your Calendars! Check out the new series, Focus on Families ! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
9 days ago, ROE 47
Focus on Families
From the comfort of your own home, join us for an engaging and supportive gathering designed just for you! We'll be chatting about all things summer, including meals, activities, and self-care. 🗓 Date: June 4 ⏰ Time: 7:00 PM 📍 Location: Online - Be sure to RSVP at and the Zoom link will be sent to you. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect and share with others in our community. Let's make this summer the best one yet!
18 days ago, ROE 47
Parent Cafe
The office will be closed today in honor of Memorial Day. @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
19 days ago, ROE 47
Memorial Day
JOB OPENING : ROE47 - Non-Certified - Hiring 2 students mentors We are looking for 2 student mentors to work with students who need some more positive support to help them be successful in school. They will be working in the Amboy School District ,who is piloting this program for us this school year. They will follow Amboy's school calendar. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Ability to work effectively with students, parents, staff, colleagues, school districts and community 2. Excellent communication, organization, and case management skills 3. Advocacy skills, including the ability to negotiate, compromise, and confront conflict, including crisis intervention 4. Willingness to persist with students, despite their behavior and decision-making. 5. Experience in creating safe and welcoming social emotional learning environments 6. Passion for serving at-risk and underserved youth 7. Experience fostering strength based educational programming For more information, contact Josh Knuth @
25 days ago, ROE 47
red tree logo
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Series @ SVCC June 12th - Diving Deeper into UDL June 13th - Putting UDL into Practice Register by June 7th at @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
26 days ago, ROE 47
UDL Series
District Spotlight : Meridian 223 District Meridian 223 District first to receive "Gold Achievement" of Excellence in Education Meridian Community Unit School District 223, is the first school district to receive a Gold Achievement of Excellence award from the internationally recognized performance-driven organization, The Partnership for Excellence, dating back to the organization’s inception 25 years ago. Established in 1998, The Partnership for Excellence is a non-profit four-state (Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia) cooperative that supports, promotes, and evaluates organizations based on the Baldridge Excellence Framework. The framework’s goal is to improve organizational outcomes based on performance excellence, providing assessment tools and criteria, educating leaders across various sectors, and recognizing industry role models through the only award of its kind. Dr. PJ Caposey, Superintendent of Meridian CUSD 223, stated, “The Baldridge Excellence Framework has been a key element in all improvement efforts at Meridian CUSD 223 for nearly a decade. Over the past few years under the direction of Dr. Joe Mullikin, we were able to improve our knowledge of the framework, our internal practices, and our application of it. To achieve what no other school district has been able to do over the past 25 years is nothing short of amazing and a credit to our team.”
29 days ago, ROE 47
NAMI Sauk Area- CHECK THIS OUT! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Lani Lawson's Teach- Train - Thrive Presented by : Illinois Elevating Special Educators Network June 6th in Macomb June 11th in Dixon June 25th in Peoria August 14th in Sterling @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Lani Lawson
Congratulations to Rock Falls High School student Israel Alvarado was featured in the Midwest Technical Institute welding competition video. He placed 13th out of Midwest region competition. @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Rock Falls student recognizes
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Stacy Germann who is the 2024 Marigold Award Winner! Stacey is a reading interventionist at Fulton Elementary School and was nominated by Principal Jeffrey Hoese. I am honored and privileged to nominate Mrs. Stacy Germann for the ROE 47 Marigold Award in recognition of her exceptional contributions and leadership to our school community. Stacy currently serves as a reading interventionist at the Greatest Little Elementary School in the Universe (also known as Fulton Elementary School) and as the varsity volleyball coach at Fulton High School. Her 29-year career has made a lasting impact in our district as she devotes so much time, expertise, and energy to our students. Stacy is a devoted and passionate educator with a keen focus on early literacy. She works with students in our low reading rooms in both Kindergarten and first grade, provides tier 3 and tier 2 intervention support for students in grades K-2, and supports our highest need first graders as a certified and trained Reading Recovery teacher. Using student data, Stacy is vital to our school process in identifying students who need additional support and collaborates with colleagues in helping to meet those needs. To start the 23-24 school year, FES had an open interventionist position that needed to be filled for the entire first semester by a long-term substitute teacher. Putting students first, Stacy took it upon herself to handle the additional lesson planning, preparation, and organizing for the substitute which essentially doubled her own workload. She has also provided key mentorship to several new K-2 teachers throughout the year helping them with literacy strategies and planning. During the second semester, Stacy has provided additional mentorship and support to a Steamer alum who graduated college in December and is currently teaching abroad in Thailand. She has stayed in close contact with the alum, provided key mentorship, and sent her numerous literacy materials to help her be successful. It is amazing to see Stacy’s impact is not just restricted to our Steamer Nation community, but is international as well! In addition, Stacy is currently in the first year of the LETRS cohort offered through ROE 47. She has taken it upon herself to begin piloting many of the concepts and strategies she has learned in order to share her experiences with her colleagues. Her leadership has also led to meaningful collaboration with our Early Literacy Team as we look to restructure our curriculum and process with our early learners. Moreover, Stacy consistently makes positive contributions to our school climate and culture. Her enthusiasm, professionalism, and dedication to continuous improvement as well as her advocacy for students have had a profound impact on our students, staff, and families alike. Her ability to build strong relationships and create a welcoming and inclusive environment is truly commendable. I believe that Stacy Germann is highly deserving of the ROE 47 Marigold Award for her leadership qualities, positive impact on our school community, and outstanding performance of continually going above and beyond. She truly embodies the spirit of excellence and dedication that this award seeks to recognize. In this school year alone, she has coached a successful and busy varsity volleyball season, performed outstandingly in the classroom, mentored numerous new teachers, doubled her workload in assisting our long-term interventionist substitute, supported a Steamer alum teaching internationally, and done all of that while tackling the LETRS coursework. This may be her 29th year in education, but I would confidently say this is her finest year yet. Thank you for being a marigold in our schools! Congratulations!
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Stacy and family
Stacey and Principal
Stacy Germann
Let's Feed the Children! @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Feed Our Children
Congratulations to all the Marigold Award Nominees and stay tuned to see our winner named! We are so excited to be announcing our 2024 Marigold Award Winner on Monday, May 13th !
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Parents as Teachers had a great time at the YWCA's Cinco de Mayo Wellness Festival on Friday, May 3rd. @RegionalOffice47 #RegionalOffice47
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Parents as Teachers
CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Popejoy, who was nominated for the Marigold Award! Jennifer is a teacher at Riverdale was nominated by Catherine Workman. This was Jennie's first year teaching our Special Ed class. It was something expected and anticipated but a great challenge. Jennie started out nervous, unsure, and unprepared for the struggles she would face, including multiple times where she was short staffed and her paraprofessionals changed throughout the years. It has been a year where the needs of her students have been the highest we have seen. Rather than feel defeated each day, and just take on an attitude of "after this year I won't have to do this", Jennie has risen to the occasion. Jennie has formed beautiful relationships with her special students, found new ways to teach and reach each one. Jennie still has difficult days, such is the life of a teacher, but she has truly embraced this role and her students have made amazing progress under her guidance this year. She has let their victories, great or small, bring her joy. I am incredibly proud to be able to witness Jennie's transformation this year. An already fantastic teacher, became an outstanding one. Thank you for being a marigold in our schools!
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Jennie Popejoy
Jennie Popejoy and nominator
CONGRATULATIONS to Diane Gould, who was nominated for the Marigold Award! Diane is a teacher at Washington Elementary School and was nominated by Ellen Johnson. I am writing this letter to enthusiastically recommend Diane Gould for the Marigold Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to education. Diane is a remarkable educator who has dedicated her career to fostering a positive learning environment and shaping the lives of countless students. She is completing her last year of teaching and will be going into her retirement era! Diane has dedicated many years to the field of education, and throughout her tenure, she has consistently demonstrated qualities that set her apart as an exceptional teacher. Her kindness is evident in every interaction, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in her classroom. Students feel supported and valued under her guidance, which greatly contributes to their academic success and personal growth. One of Diane's most admirable traits is her unwavering dedication to her students' well- being and academic achievement. She goes above and beyond to ensure that each student receives the attention and support they need to thrive. Whether it's offering extra help during lunch breaks or providing encouraging words during challenging times, Diane consistently goes the extra mile for her students. Furthermore, Diane is a supportive colleague who actively collaborates with her peers to improve teaching practices and enhance the overall learning experience. Her willingness to share ideas, offer guidance, and lend a helping hand has had a positive impact on the entire school community. I am so sad that I have only been able to work with her for a short amount of time. As Diane embarks on the next chapter of her life in retirement, it is only fitting to recognize her outstanding contributions and legacy in education. She has left an indelible mark on her students, colleagues, and the school community as a whole. I wholeheartedly endorse Diane Gould for the Marigold Award and believe that she is more than deserving of this honor. Her kindness, dedication, and supportiveness have made a lasting impact on everyone fortunate enough to know her. She is a true Marigold. Thank you for being a marigold in our schools!
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Diane Gould
Diane Gould and Nominator
CONGRATULATIONS to Missy Foster, who was nominated for the Marigold Award! Missy is at Challand Middle School and was nominated by Kevin Dunne . In her first year at Challand, Mrs. Foster has uplifted staff and students on a daily basis & brought positive energy to get students energized and jazzed to learn about ancient cultures. Mrs. Foster challenges students to problem solve, think critically, and develop a passion for learning. She works with all of her students so that they can be as successful as they can be and works with them to reflect on their learning and apply it to their lives. She makes content that may be difficult to understand or relate, apply to student's lives and makes things that are difficult seem attainable for all her students. Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Foster gets to know her students and encourages them to be involved in sports, clubs, and activities. Mrs. Fosters helps run FCA, coaches tennis, assists at lunch duty, and attends sporting events. Mrs. Foster has been an absolute delight to work alongside and works every day to make learning accessible, engaging, and relatable for her students. Thank you for being a marigold in our schools!
about 1 month ago, ROE 47
Missy Foster
Missy Foster and nominator