December 11, 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: for more information



 To check for other openings please click here



Middle School Security Monitor – 2 Positions

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Position Type:  Support Staff/Playground/Cafeteria Supervisor

Date Posted:  7/31/2018

Location:  Glenview Middle School

Date Available:  8/14/2018

Closing Date:  Closed when f illed

Glenview Middle School is seeking applicants for two (2) Middle School Security Monitors.

Qualification Requirements:

1. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with district staff and students

2. Ability to enforce school rules in a firm, consistent, and cordial manner

1. Certification of good health signed by a licensed physician

2. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate

and acceptable

Please refer to job description for qualifications, duties, and responsibilities.

Work Hours – 7:15 – 2:45 with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.

Work Year – All student attendance days during the 2018-2019 school year.

Holidays and Paid Time Off – Sick, Personal, and Holiday pay in accordance with Board

Policy 5:330 – Educational Support Personnel.

Employee benefits in accordance with District policy for full-time staff

Please call

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



Special Education Paraprofessional at Silvis #34.
Behavior Interventionist at Silvis #34.
Special Education Paraprofessional at Silvis #34.
Parent Coordinator at Silvis #34.
EL Teacher at Silvis #34.

Early Childhood Teacher needed.  Apply here


Contact:  Connie Ertel, Interim Principal @ 309/755-9771 

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, East Moline, Illinois, has the following openings:

  • Part time computer teacher grades K through 8. 
  • Part time music teacher grades K through 8. 
  • After School Extend Care Provider Mondays through Fridays when school is in session from 3:00 – 5:30


Please contact or call 309 737 2179 or 309 755 9771 as soon as possible. 



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:  or direct link to job at:

Contact:  Please email if you have any questions.



Regional Superintendent, Tammy L. Muerhoff, Message

Regional Superintendent’s Message Fall 2018-2019 School Year

Welcome back to a new school year! I hope your Summer was filled with plenty of time with family and friends. Wishing you and your students a fantastic year!

A Friendly Reminder!!!
A Professional Educator License or an Educator License with Stipulations endorsed for Career and Technical Education will lapse on September 1 of the last year of the renewal cycle if not renewed. If your license expired as of June 30, 2018, then be certain to log in to your ELIS account, enter the necessary professional development, and pay the registration fee

You must renew prior to September 1, 2018 in order to avoid paying a $500 penalty or completing 9 semester hours of coursework along with any applicable deficient professional development hours.

A lapsed license will only be reinstated by a $500 penalty fee being paid or by 9 semester hours of coursework being completed.

Your license is required to be renewed and registered in order to be valid for working in the classroom.

If you have questions surrounding licensure, please do not hesitate to contact Brandi Schwanke at or 309-736-1111.











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.

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 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 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 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 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!


Additional Services Provided


  • Fingerprinting Services (The Firm) provided Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Illinois Licensure Teacher Testing System (ILTS) Tuesday & Thursday please click on link (ILTS) to schedule your testing

  • GED Testing Site provided Tuesday & Thursdays please go to (Pearson VUE) to sign up and register

  • GED Constitution Testing provided each Friday please call 309/736-1111 to schedule a test

  • Paraprofessional Testing provided on Tuesday & Thursday please call 309/736-1111 to schedule a test or for more information click here


Directions to our location:

  • From the North:  280E/US-61 S.  Keep straight onto I-74 E/ I-280 E.  At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West/US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the West:  I-280 W Merge onto I-74 W/US-6 W via Exit 5A toward Moline.  Merge onto John Deere Rd/IL-5 via Exit 4B.  Turn left onto 60th Street which becomes Kennedy Dr.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your left is the location.  Turn left onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the West: I-88W/92.  Turns into Rt 5/92. Take 74W/Highway 6.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the East:  280 W.  At exit 5B, take ramp right for US-6 East toward Quad City/Airport.  Take ramp right for I-280 East/I-74 East toward Chicago/Peoria.  At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West / US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the East: I-80 E take 74 E.  Cross over the river to IL. take 2nd Exit to Avenue of the Cities travel East to 34th Street.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the South:  I-280 E. Keep straight onto I-74 E. / I-280 E. At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West/US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.


Statewide System of Support Foundational Services

ROEISC_Med (3)The Illinois State Board of Education has partnered with the Illinois Center for School Improvement, Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service Centers across the state to deliver high quality, coordinated and consistent professional development, technical assistance and networking which establish the Foundational Services delivery framework under the Statewide System of Support.

The seven areas include:

Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP), using Rising Star on the Illinois Interactive Report Card

    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in ELA
    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in mathematics
    • Balanced Assessment/PARCC
    • Teacher Evaluation
    • Family Engagement
    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)




































































































The New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core

The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K-12 education known as the New Illinois State Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core.  The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy.

Why new standards?

Our expectations for what students must know and be able to demonstrate were different in 1997 when Illinois adopted the current standards.

The new standards aim to provide clear, consistent academic benchmarks with “fewer, clearer and higher” academic standards for essential learning and skills.  The standards were developed while considering the standards of top performing countries and the strengths of current state standards.

The 2010 state standards provide benchmarks for academic progress (skills and knowledge) that students should have at the conclusion of each grade level.  This will allow teachers to establish the best approach to help their students meet those standards.

Students and parents will clearly understand the knowledge students are expected to attain each year.

How will the new state standards be implemented?

The process to fully implement new standards touches numerous systems including assessment, curriculum, professional development, instruction and various support components such as RtI.  As the details for implementation are determined, the many reform efforts and initiatives underway will be considered to ensure the work is aligned and coordinated.  It is anticipated the development and implementation will span over the next 18 – 24 months with varying phases of work:

PHASE I: Adoption, Communication, and Coordination (June-End of 2011 school year)

PHASE II: Communication, Resource Design, and Design of implementation Sys tem (ongoing)

PHASE III: Transition, Implementation, and Technical Assistance (ongoing)

What about assessments?

The transition process should begin with local review and discussion.  The new assessment system will be in place 2014-15.

The development of a plan for transitioning from 1997 standards and assessments to 2010 standards and assessments is an ISBE priority for 2010-2011.

Illinois is a governing state in a 26 state consortium on assessment called the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).  PARCC assessments will incorporate more frequent assessments and include performance tasks to measure the new Illinois standards more effectively.

For more information on the Common Core State Standards, log onto and

Other Resources Available:

Common Core: Mathematics

Common Core: Gap Analysis

PARCC and the 2014-2015 Assessment

National Parent Teacher Association

Ohio Model Curriculum

Great Lakes West Planning Tool