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Board Members

The School board is comprised of six members elected during the November General Election on even years. Terms are four years and at least three members are on the ballot during each election. 

The work of a school board involves:

  • Developing a vision for the district
  • Setting goals and monitoring progress
  • Establishing district policy
  • Monitoring student achievement
  • Aligning resources with goals
  • Collaborating with community partners
  • Ensuring facilities are safe and adequate
  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Rallying the community around student achievement
  • Hiring and evaluating the Superintendent
  • Ratifying employee contracts
  • Advocating student needs to lawmakers
  • Training in education issues and governance.

 

 

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Jamie Hillstrom - Director (Board term expires December 2026)

763-477-9165  ext. 4000 (Executive Assistant)

rsbhillstromj@rockford.k12.mn.us

Board member since 2023

Represents - Finance Committee, Minnesota State High School League, Curriculum Advisory System Accountability Committee, Community Education Advisory Board, Northwest Suburban Integration School District, 

 

 

 

 

Amy Edwards - Vice Chair (Board term expires December 2024)

763-477-9165 ext. 4000 (Executive Assistant)

RSBedwardsa@rockford.k12.mn.us

Board member since 2017

Represents - Policy Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Negotiations Committee, Facilities Committee, Association of Metro School Districts, and Committee at Large.

 

 

Eric Gordee – Chair  (Board term expires December 2026) 

763-477-9165 ext. 4000 (Executive Assistant)

RSBgordeee@rockford.k12.mn.us

Board member since 2019

Represents - Finance Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Facilities Committee, Legislative/MSBA Delegate Assembly, Northwest Suburban Integration School District, Committee at Large, and Association of Metro School Districts.

 

 

 

Jessica M. Johnson - Clerk (Board term expires December 2024)

763-477-9165 ext. 4000 (Executive Assistant)

RSBjohnsonj@rockford.k12.mn.us

Board member since 2017

Represents - Policy Committee, Negotiations Committee, Continuing Education Committee, and Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative.

 

 

 

Jenny Kneeland - Treasurer (Board term expires December 2024)

763-477-9165 ext. 4000 (Executive Assistant)

RSBkneelandJ@rockford.k12.mn.us

Board member since 2021

Represents - Finance Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Minnesota State High School League, Continuing Education, Community Education Advisory Board, Chamber Committee, Schools for Equity in Education / MREA, District Staff Development, and Committee At-Large.

 

 

Beth Praska - Director (Board term expires December 2026)

763-477-9165 ext. 4000 (Executive Assistant)

RSBpraskab@rockford.k12.mn.us

Board member since 2019

Represents - Policy Committee, Negotiations Committee, Curriculum Advisory System Accountability Committee, Chamber Committee, Legislative/MSBA Delegate Assembly, Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative, Schools for Equity in Education / MREA, and District Staff Development.