Jarrett Ehren
Organization: Rockford SD 205
Area of expertise: Best Practice

Dr. Ehren Jarrett is in his 11th school year leading the Rockford Public Schools as superintendent. During his tenure, he has been involved in many initiatives. He has overseen the implementation of a facilities plan to build schools and provide major upgrades at all campuses. He and his leadership team are implementing a systemwide framework to ensure all students find success. With the state’s

Young Patrick
Organization: Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy
Area of expertise: Technology

Patrick earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. As an engineer for McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, he managed the development of hardware systems that flew on 18 STS missions. After completing a M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Patrick entered the high school classroom and spent the next 13 years teaching students astronomy and AP physics. He now works for the Ill