Jim Vanderkolk

SCHOOL BEAT

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Scouting for Opportunities: Rockford School’s Partnership with the Scouts by JIM VANDERKOLK Director of Operations Rockford Public Schools Springtime is here and the demands that come with outdoor activities bring a sense of urgency to the Rockford Public Schools’ grounds and maintenance departments. Falling behind is not an option as teams hit the fields as soon as [...]

EDUCATION BLACKBOARD

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

SCHOOL BEAT Designing Inclusive Environments  by JIM VANDERKOLK Director of Operations Rockford Public Schools My daughter is finishing her masters degree in occupational therapy and presented me with a challenge (as my daughters frequently do): to assess the accessibility of Rockford High School from a wheel chair. So, I did. I navigated through the empty halls. Even [...]