Dr. Jim Rosborg Director of Masters in Education, McKendree University

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Dr. Jim Rosborg is the Director of Masters in Education at McKendree College and instructor of graduate classes in Education.  


In June of 2005, Rosborg retired after eleven years as superintendent of the 3,750 student Belleville Public School District #118, Belleville, Illinois.  He has consistently focused his energy on building a climate of collaboration to benefit all students.  Under Rosborg’s leadership, Belleville #118 had some of the highest district scores in the state of Illinois.  In addition, District #118 schools received Golden Spike Awards, State and National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards, and most recently, the Northern Illinois University's Spotlight Awards for the academic achievement.  Rosborg praises his staff and the support of the Belleville District #118 Board of Education, parents, and community members for the success of the boys and girls in the District.


The collaboration between Rosborg and key stakeholders also led the District to receive the national AFT-Saturn/UAW Collaboration Award in 1999.  Rosborg himself is a past recipient of the Illinois Master Teacher Award, the Illinois State Board of Education “Those Who Excel” Award, the Illinois State Board of Education “Break the Mold” Award, the Boy Scouts of America’s Russell C. Hill Award for outstanding contribution to character education, and the 2004 Illinois Superintendent of the Year Award.  He also collaborated in writing a textbook with Dr. Max McGee and Mr. Jim Burgett entitled, “What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know”.  In addition, Rosborg has published articles on dealing with children with AIDS in the classroom and the need to adjust the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act for successful implementation.

Dr. Rosborg participated in first edition of Issues in Education, where topics ranged from the State-of-the-State of Education, Making a difference for students, How do we compare nationally, Examples of what’s working well and Challenges and Potential Solutions, he returned to Issues in Education for a special edition which covered the Funding Crisis in Illinois.   Please click the videos to hear what he had to say on various topics.


Contact Information:

Email:  jtrosborg@mckendree.edu

McKendree University

300 Stanton, 1st Floor

Lebanon, Illinois 62254

Phone: 618.537.6464

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