Curriculum Department
350 N. Main Street
Rockford, MI  49341
Ryan Kelley, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
Diane Karasiewicz, Secretary
Phone616.863.6556Fax616.866.1911Hours8:00 AM - 4:30 PM



Assistant Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. We are proud of our students' achievements, the instruction provided by our teachers, and the many educational programs offered to our community - RAM PRIDE! We believe that our exemplary educational system is a result of the collaborative efforts of parents, students, school, and community. Together we are improving the quality of life and learning for all.


This department places emphasis on the following areas:


  • Curriculum:
    What do we want our students to know?

  • Instruction:
    How do we teach our students?

  • Assessment:
    How do we know our students are learning?

The RPS Curriculum is based upon standards that promote "rigor" and "relevance." These standards set high expectations and are based upon the belief that all students will succeed. Some students will need additional time and support, but all students will learn and experience success. Students will learn content that will be relevant to their future plans, whether it be post-secondary education or the work force.


In addition to a rigorous and relevant curriculum, we recognize the importance of the third "R" - relationships. Relationships are critical to students feeling connected to school. We have the most caring teachers who are committed to being advocates for every student.


In conclusion, we are committed to continuous improvement in all areas. Working together, we can ensure a quality educational experience for all students. We believe in our collective capacity to create a better future for our school and students.


Ryan Kelley, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
Curriculum Department

350 N. Main Street | Rockford, MI 49341 | 616.863.6320
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