About Superintendent Shibler

Dr. Shibler received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Ball State University in 1968.  He went on to receive his Master of Arts in Education Administration and doctorate degree from Michigan State University in 1971 and 1997, respectively.


His career in education began as a teacher at Warren Consolidated Schools before entering administration at Brighton Area Schools where he served as a middle school assistant principal, a high school assistant principal, and assistant superintendent for curriculum.  He took his first superintendency with the Livonia-Clarenceville School District in 1984 and moved on to the superintendency at Rockford in 1989.


In addition to his involvement in various community organizations, such as serving on the boards of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, the Rockford Education Foundation, and the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Dr. Shibler actively advocates for public education by serving on state-level legislative committees and as chair of the Kent County Grassroots Political Action Committee.  He also shares his knowledge and experience in education with aspiring administrators as a cohort instructor for Michigan State University.


Dr. Shibler has served as Superintendent of the Rockford Public Schools since 1989. He and his wife Connie have three daughters.


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