Message from Superintendent Matthews

Rockford Public Schools


We all live by these core values…

  • Student-Centered Action
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency


  • We will take collective responsibility for the success of EVERY student.

  • We will model the behaviors we expect of our students; including respect, positive interactions and lifelong learning.

  • We will hold ourselves accountable to a collaborative process that develops each student’s potential using evidence-based strategies.

  • We will act with integrity and transparency in our communications with all stakeholders.

  • We recognize that productive discourse which may include competing ideas is an essential byproduct of a successful commitment to student learning.