Alignment Rockford A-Teams

The work of Alignment Rockford is organized and conducted by Alignment teams, or A-Teams. These specialized teams are led by community members and District 205 management who bring a diversity of expertise and a passion for public education. The teams are overseen by the Alignment Rockford board, their effort is guided by objectives, and their results are systematically evaluated. The process includes five phases:

1. Tactical Planning – In response to an unmet student need, the committee conducts research and creates a detailed plan to implement a pilot project that includes measures of effectiveness.
2. Community Engagement – Through an invitation to participate, community organizations are asked to join in the implementation of pilot programs.
3. Implementation and Evaluation – Communications between pilot program agencies and the committee ensures implementation fidelity and accountability. Effectiveness is regularly evaluated.
4. Scaling Up – Based on early success, the pilot is extended beyond the original scope.
5. Institutionalization – Once measured to be effective on a large scale, the program becomes integrated within the District 205 structure.


A-Teams

Academy Expo
Chair: Reid Jutras, RPS205
Co-Chair: Earl Wilsey, Schmeling Construction Co.

Healthy Starts
Chair: Kim Nelson, RPS205
Co-Chair: VACANT

Career Awareness
Chair: Kari Neri, RPS205
Co-Chair: Donnette Nailor, Regional Office of Education

Pathways
Chair: VACANT, RPS205
Co-Chair: Bob Guirl, UTC Aerospace Systems (Retired)

College Readiness
Chair: Dr. Travis Woulfe, RPS205
Co-Chair: Chris Anderson, Larson & Darby
Assistant Co-Chair: Stephen Nelson, Larson & Darby


Team Work

Develop Solutions Surrounded by These Needs Identified by The Public Schools

Academy Expo:  design a quality career exploration event for freshman students

Healthy Starts:  equip families of children ages 0-5 with the tools needed to excel in school

Career Awareness:  create a K-12 system to increase student career awareness

Pathways:  increase student engagement, preparation and placement in post-secondary training and employment or education

College Readiness:  create an engaged school and community culture where all students expect to pursue higher education or professional training beyond high school graduation

 

Committee Process

Outlined below are the five phases of Alignment Rockford's process for committee work. 

1. Tactical Planning – In response to an unmet student need, the committee conducts research and creates a detailed plan to implement a pilot project that includes measures of effectiveness.

2. Community Engagement – Through an invitation to participate, community organizations are asked to join in the implementation of pilot programs.

3. Implementation and Evaluation – Communications between pilot program agencies and the committee ensures implementation fidelity and accountability. Effectiveness is regularly evaluated.

4. Scaling Up – Based on early success, the pilot is extended beyond the original scope.

5. Institutionalization – Once measured to be effective on a large scale, the program becomes integrated within the District 205 structure.


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