Rockford School Board recognized at leadership conference

At their January Leadership Conference, the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) recognized the Rockford School Board with their District Award of Distinction.

At a state school board leadership conference, left to right, are Peter Grimm, MSBA President Kent Thiesse and Chuck Tryon. Both Grim and Tryon were recognized for time and training while serving as Rockford School Board members.

At a state school board leadership conference, left to right, are Peter Grimm, MSBA President Kent Thiesse and Chuck Tryon. Both Grim and Tryon were recognized for time and training while serving as Rockford School Board members.

Rockford was one of eight receiving the award at a Recognition Luncheon on Jan. 17. The District Award of Distinction is awarded to a school district having the majority of board members who have received a Director’s or President’s Award from MSBA. MSBA has 335 member school districts.

Also recognized during the conference were board members Chuck Tryon and Peter Grimm. Tryon received a Director’s Award for attending 100 hours or more of MSBA programs with in the past four years of their term. Grimm received a Leadership Development Certificate for completing board training Phases I, II and III.

The Rockford School Board and District Superintendent.  In the front, left to right, are Todd Anderson, Kris Abrahamson and Kathy Smith. In the back, left to right, are Ted Botten, Peter Grimm, Chuck Tryon and Superintendent Paul Durand.

The Rockford School Board and District Superintendent. In the front, left to right, are Todd Anderson, Kris Abrahamson and Kathy Smith. In the back, left to right, are Ted Botten, Peter Grimm, Chuck Tryon and Superintendent Paul Durand.

“At Rockford Area Schools, we believe in the philosophy of teaching children to be life-long learners,” said Superintendent Paul Durand. “Our Board of Education is setting a great example for our students, staff, families and community through its members commitment to ongoing board training during their terms in office.”

For more information about the Rockford Board of Education, go to the Rockford Area Schools web site, www.rockford.k12.mn.us.

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