June 25, 2018

Wilson Middle School Art Show 2017-2018

Tiffany Denys, art teacher and Art students from Wilson Middle School gathered, on April 24, 2018, with family and friends to celebrate.  For more pictures from the night click here 

District Job Openings for 2018-2019 School Year

Job-vacancy-postingThe following is a list of job openings that the Regional Office of Education has been given the information for and agreed to posting for the districts who have submitted them to us. Please note that there is every possibility that there are several more job openings out there that are not posted here.  For district job openings please refer to each district website where they would list their openings either on the home page or sometimes in a link under “human resources”.  All applications/resumes are through the district that has the opening, the ROE does not accept any applications/resumes for these jobs!


For openings at RIROE go to:  Early Childhood



Full-Time Temporary:  District Assistance Team Coach

Duties:  Provide direct support to build capacity to improve supports to schools, specifically in persistently low-achieving districts.  Use data analysis and strategic planning to assess district needs and provide technical assistance in implementing initiatives in alignment with the plan.  Provide strategic coaching to build capacity in the use of effective continuous improvement systems of support.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in education or education related field.  Experience in coaching, system improvement, curriculum and instruction, data analysis, and/or multi-tiered systems of support.

How to Apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to :  Dr. Linda Oshita, Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education, 300 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111

Salary/Benefits:  Based on 220 days (active TRS) $77,044, federal grant funded.

Email:  loshita@kidsroe.org for more information



 To check for other openings please click here



Other openings may be available in the East Moline Dist. 37 but these are the ones that we have information on for information on all Dist #37 job openings please click here



Math Position Available:

The high performing Hampton School District 29 has a full time opening for a middle school math teacher beginning this fall. We offer an outstanding salary and benefit package to go along with talented faculty and students!  Please direct inquiries to Superintendent Scott McKissick at 309-755-0693.




Other openings may be available in the Rockridge School Dist., please click here for more information/possibilities.



Other openings may be available in the Sherrard District, please click here for more information/possibilities




Contact:  Joan Leonard, Principal @ 309/755-9771 



Alleman High School, 1103 40th Street, Rock Island, IL
Contact:  David Hobin, Principal @ 309/786-7793


CAMELOT OF THE QUAD CITIES, 3601 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265
Contact:  Debra Singley, Principal @309/517-6330 X11


Camelot offers a complete benefit package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance (including a company paid policy)
  • Company paid Long Term Disability
  • Accident and Critical Illness Coverage
  • 401k
  • Vacation Leave & Paid Sick Time
  • Up to 46 days of Paid Holidays

How to Apply:  Please apply online at:  www.cameloteducation.org  or direct link to job at:    http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/9SF

Contact:  Please email hr@cameloteducation.org if you have any questions.



Regional Superintendent, Tammy L. Muerhoff, Message

Regional Superintendent’s Message Summer 2018

With daylight savings day officially passed, I am certain others are anticipating the warmer temperatures and Spring weather just as I am. Have a   wonderful remainder of the school year and a fantastic Summer.

Thank you for all you do for the students in your classrooms and in your school buildings!

Please note that there has been a change for the availability of licensure renewal in ELIS due to a significant number of types of licenses that are anticipated to renew at the conclusion of FY18.

Information from the Illinois State Board of Education follows:

Licensure Renewal Staggering:

This year, more than 200,000 educators will have licenses up for renewal. To put this number in perspective, approximately 60,000 educator licenses are normally up for renewal in a given year. The 2018 renewal year is much larger than usual because it is the first year that educators who were issued a substitute teaching license (SUB) or educator license with stipulations endorsed for paraprofessional (ELS-PARA) in the 2013 certificate-to-licensure exchange will be able to renew these licenses.

As this licensure renewal season is upon us, the ISBE is focused on educators having the best experience possible with the Educator Licensure Information System. To prevent the system from overloading due to increased user traffic, ISBE will stagger renewal periods for educators according to license type.

  • Educators who hold a PEL and ELS-CTE license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
  • Educators who hold an ELS-PARA license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 15, 2018.
  • Educators who hold a SUB license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning May 1, 2018.

The “renewal” link in educators’ action centers will not be activated until the dates identified above.

Middle Grade Endorsements

Any applications for 5-8 middle grade endorsements submitted on or after February 1, 2018 will be evaluated under the new middle grade requirements. Educators who already hold a middle school or junior high endorsement on their license will need to provide proof of 24 semester hours + applicable tests in order to add a middle grade endorsement. Educators holding a junior high endorsement will NOT have to complete a full or focused program in middle grades.









Moline Elementary Schools Art Show October 2017

On October 18th Art Students, Families and Art Teachers Jim Sheese, Tauwon Taylor, Kayla Dixon, Elizabeth Nache, Sarah Dembosky from Moline Elementary Schools came together to honor their students.  For more pictures from the special evening click here


Assistant Regional Superintendent Jodie Atteberry


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing summer. Our work together this past year has brought collaboration and unification on many levels. With the start of the 2017-18 school year, I’m excited to continue our work together.

The 31st Annual  “CURRENT EVENTS CONTEST” sponsored by the Rock Island   County Regional Office of Education and Tammy L. Muerhoff, Rock Island County      Regional Superintendent of Schools, was held at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in May.

The 8th grade winners were as follows:

1st Place – Torin Kovach, Woodrow Wilson Middle School

2nd Place – Hailee Wasson, Seton Jr. High

3rd Place – Gage Mowry, Seton Jr. High

The Rock Island County Regional Office of Education and Tammy L. Muerhoff are excited to be hosting this event again in the spring.


ECO Camp is taking registrations now, for Friday, September 22, 2017. Also, the spring session has openings for a couple of groups on Thursday, April 26 and a couple on Friday, April 27, 2018.

It’s been a wonderful experience being able to attend such an outstanding event for our local students. Last year during the Fall & Spring sessions we had three schools representing over 195 students.

Some of the unique experiences for students have included: Professional biologists,   forestry experts, soil scientists, and a nature preserve ranger are just some of the  leaders who share their expertise with students who attend ECO-CAMP.  Students and their teachers travel the trails of Loud Thunder Forest Preserve to learn about forestry, soils, prairie, and/or wetlands from the experts.

Also, this field experience has direct application to the Illinois Learning Standards, including Illinois history.

Please contact Julie @ julie.cox@riroe.com or at 309-736-1111 for further information.

I look forward to the opportunity to serve the schools, staff and students of Rock Island County.


“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” 

Henry Ford 



Illinois Heart Rescue High School CPR & AED Kits

Illinois High School students will be able to learn CPR with new equipment thanks to Illinois Heart Rescue and WorldPoint.  As part of their mission to train as many Illinois residents as possible, Illinois Heart Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing survival for cardiac arrest, has teamed up with WorldPoint, an American Heart Association distributor, to create kits.  Each kit includes 4 durable manikins, an AED trainer and materials for the teacher including pre-post test.  Please fill out the following form and submit to check out a kit from the ROE today to train your students.

CONTIG Results

The 35th annual CONTIG contest, held on February 21, 2017,  was a huge success.  (for more pictures click here)

Congratulations to the overall winners in each grade:

4th Grade

1st place – Ali Ehrhardt – Andalusia, Rockridge School District

2nd place – Hailey Ross – Jordan Catholic

3rd place – Jesus Munoz – Our Lady of Grace


5th Grade

1st place –Deepak Badri – Bicentennial, Moline School District

2nd place –Dawson Peterson – Riverdale, Riverdale School District

3rd place – Jackson Bennett – Earl Hanson, Rock Island School District


6th Grade

1st place – Macy Walston – Riverdale, Riverdale School District

2nd place – Grant Sibley – John Deere, Moline School District

3rd place – Iris Reynolds – Jordan Catholic

A huge thank you goes out to Woodrow Wilson Jr High for hosting both events and for all the teachers and family members who continue to support and volunteer during these events.


2017 Educator License Renewal



It’s that time of year again; renewal/registration is upon us. For those of you who have a renewal date of 2017 you may do so anytime between April 1 – June 30, 2017. As most of you know ISBE has went paperless so everything is done online through your ELIS account.  We have added some documents to our website to help guide you through getting into your account.  Please go to www.riroe.com click on the “Teacher Resources” tab, then click on “ELIS User Manual”, use this manual as your guide to ELIS.  You will need to enter all of your Professional Development (PD) before you will be able to renew/register.

ISBE has added some “How-to-videos” to help you through the processes of navigating your ELIS account; how to create your account; how to update; how to renew, etc. click here for videos.

*Please remember that if you are up for renewal/registration and do not register/renew your license by June 30th, if it is set for renewal, this will lead to an expired license with all expired licenses lapsing on Sept. 1, 2017. Once a license has lapsed it will cost $500.00 plus your PD hours or 9 semester credit hours to renew. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at brandi.schwanke@riroe.com or by calling 309/736-1111.

Here are a few links to some documents that may lend you some guidance. (these links will be available when the information is ready)

Renewal 2016-2017   Retired Renewal FY 2017   Entering PD in ELIS April 2017




Middle School Endorsements

New rules are coming February 1, 2018 on Middle School Endorsements.  To get the full information on what they are please click here  for those of you hoping to get this endorsement before the new rules.


ParaPro Assessment Test at RIROE

parapro_header_logo_140x72What is the ParaPro Assessment Test?
The ParaPro Assessment Test measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.  It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.  It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT.

Who Takes the Test?
If you are going to apply for a paraprofessional educator license you must have a high school diploma or GED; and must meet one of the following requirements:

  • have completed at least 60 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution
  • hold an Associate/Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • completed and earned the following scores on the Work Keys test:  Reading for Information (4), Writing/Business Writing (3), Applied Math (4)
  • Or you must present an official score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS) showing a score of 460 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment Test

How, Where and Who?
The test takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete and is completed on the computer.  Test subjects include: reading, writing, and math.  There are 90 multiple choice questions, approximately 2/3 of which focus on basic skills and knowledge.  The remaining 1/3 focuses on applying skills in the classroom and the complete test questions are given in English.

Registration, Cost, Results
To register for the ParaPro test please contact the ROE at 309/736-1111.  The Cost for this test is $65 cash or you can use a debit or credit card for a cost of $68.00.  You will be able to access, view and download scores after the test but official score reports will be mailed to test takers approximately 2-3 weeks from the date of the test.  If you do not pass the ParaPro Test you must wait upto 21 days before you can retake it.

ISBE Licensure Fees
You must go to www.isbe.net click on “ELIS” create an account for a ParaProfessional License and fill out the application.  The cost of the license on ISBE is $101.75 ($100 for license and $1.75 card fee) then once you have been approved for the license you must submit your high school diploma and either a official transcript showing your 60 or more semester hours; or Associates/Bachelors Degree; or test results from either the ParaPro Assessment test or Work Keys test.  Don’t forget once all of this has been approved you must register your license in the county that you are going to be working in!  There is a fee of $51.75 for registering your license ($50.00 for license and $1.75 card fee).

Click here for help to register for your ParaProfessional License


1.  Go torenew www.isbe.net click on ELIS at the top of the page.

2.  Follow the “click here link” from the Educators Access on the left side of the page.

3.  If you are a new ELIS user you will follow the direction on the RIGHT side of the page (FORMER ECS USERS OR FIRST TIME ACCESS TO ELIS SYSTEM)

4.  If you have created a login and password previously you will follow the direction on left side of the page.

5.  If you are new to ELIS fill in the required fields and create login and password.

6.  Please remember login and password as ROE DOES NOT have access to passwords.

7.  If you have completed the first step or sign up process you now have access to the new ELIS system.

8.  From this page click the “CONTINUE” button to access your ELIS credential page.

9.  At your page (ACTION CENTER BOX) you will be able to review deficiency and renew/register and/or reinstate your license.  You will also be able to enter Professional Development Hours, apply for endorsement, edit contact information and update your employment status.

10.  If you are up for renewal this year and already have a “PEL” you MUST submit your Professional Development Hours first then be directed back to your Action Center for Renewal.  Renewal window is open from April 1 – June 30th!