Superintendent’s Welcome

Thank you for visiting Rockford Public Schools’ website. I hope you find it informative, whether you currently have, or previously have had students attend our schools, or you are considering joining the Rockford family.  Or perhaps you are curious about the great things happening in our district.

Like the world we live in, RPS is continually changing and growing. We are committed to helping all students achieve success and become lifelong learners.  To ensure focused growth and continuous improvement, the district began its tenth three-year strategic plan in January 2018.  Known as RAMS X, the plan outlines goals in a variety of areas to enhance opportunities for students and community members.

The Rockford community is second to none, and I am proud to work with an outstanding faculty and staff who make great things happen.  It is my pleasure to serve the Rockford Public Schools since 1989, and, as always, I welcome your comments and suggestions.  Feel free to call my office at 616.863.6557, or email me at

Dr. Michael Shibler
Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent Shibler in a suit, seating behind his desk with his hands folded