Help a local teacher and her students by donating to a great cause.! Through Donors Choose, you can help give students the ability to reduce anxiety and increase learning by allowing them to fidget while in the classroom. Donate by Saturday, August 27 at
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
ISU is hosting a FUTURE TEACHER CONFERENCE on Oct 21 for high school students who are considering a career in education. All students need to attend with a school chaperone. Please contact Kelli Appel at for the registration link.
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
Peoria County ROE is excited to introduce our new mobile app. Download it today so you don't miss out on any ROE news. Be sure to watch this short video to learn how to make the app work for you:
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
Our Back to School Newsletter is available online at Be sure to sign up for future newsletters and updates so you don't miss any ROE 48 news!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
Short-Term Paraprofessional approval available in ELIS! For instructions on how to apply for an ELIS account:
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
FREE Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) webinars are being offered to educators. There are four different dates and times to choose from. Be sure to join one to learn more about loan forgiveness.
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
Do you know an area educator that you would like to nominate for ROE 48’s Spotlight Educator? This is a new monthly feature! Spotlighted educators receive special recognition and hand delivered gift from the ROE! Complete the form today:
almost 2 years ago, Peoria ROE
spotlights on stage
The Peoria ROE wrote a letter of support for the nearly $15 million grant awarded to ICC for IT Acceleration and the Good Jobs Challenge. So many people will benefit from this opportunity to enter or up-skill in the much needed field of IT. Out of 509 applications, only 32 were awarded. Just an outstanding example of community partnerships getting the job done. Congratulations!
almost 2 years ago, Beth Crider
Dr. Sheila Quirk Bailey gives remarks
Free Mentoring Program for First-Time, First Year Head Principals! The program offers: • Personalized one-on-one mentorship with experienced, well-trained academic leaders • Robust, embedded professional learning Contact Amy Smith at for information.
almost 2 years ago, Peoria ROE
During 6 sessions, Educators, Support Staff, Admins, and anyone who works with children can explore: - Connections between academic and social-emotional learning - Teaching youth to become aware and responsive to their thoughts and emotion - Teaching social skills through academic instruction - Emotional and cognitive regulation - The impact of culture on relationships teamwork and classroom effectiveness Register at this link:
almost 2 years ago, Peoria County ROE 48
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This summer, Dr. Scott Adreon led educators from Peoria County schools and other Area 3 SEL Hub partner schools in learning about Restorative Practices. The educators left with practical ways to use Circles throughout the school day.
almost 2 years ago, Peoria County ROE 48
Restorative Practices
The Peoria ROE Leadership Team is meeting to strategic plan!
almost 2 years ago, Beth Crider
leadership team meeting
PCs for People will be back in the Peoria Area. Illinois Central College will host two simultaneous events on East Peoria and Peoria campuses August 10th, 2022 from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for eligible families to receive a computer. LOCATIONS ICC East Peoria, 1 College Dr., East Peoria ICC Peoria, 5407 N University St., Peoria AVAILABLE DEVICES Windows Desktop Package $0 Windows Laptop Package $20 WHO IS ELIGIBLE? If you receive SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension Benefit Program, or have a household income that is less than 135% of federal poverty guidelines (for example, below $35,000 per year for a family of 4), you can sign up for a discounted Windows computer PRE-REGISTER AT:
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
pop-up shops
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The Peoria ROE hosted its annual Safety Day at Dunlap High School where the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department was engaged in training. Planning for critical events, strategies for prevention and mental health and clear communication were all part of the agenda. The health department shared a current Covid safety update as well. We are grateful for our Peoria County partners.
almost 2 years ago, Beth Crider
Safety Day agenda
the Peoria County Sheriff and Regional Superintendent
George McKenna and Roger Alvey share updates
Peoria County Health Department administrator Monica Hendrickson
The Peoria ROE was a sponsor of Whitney’s Walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Funds raised support programming in our schools to teach the warning signs of suicide and support positive mental health strategies. Asst. Regional Superintendent George McKenna served on the WW Committee and PD Services Director Amy Smith walked with her daughters. Regional Superintendent Beth Crider and her husband ran the 5K. Thank you to the Hult Center for Healthy Living for a great event!
almost 2 years ago, Beth Crider
Amy Smith and her 2 daughters
sponsorship sign for the Peoria ROE
Beth Crider running
Beth Crider and Coroner Jamie Harwood
The Greater Peoria Digital Literacy - Building Regional Capacity Workshop is scheduled for September 21 from 8am-12pm. Be sure to register by Sept 2 to secure your spot!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
Digital Literacy Flyer
Staff from the Peoria ROE volunteered at the Midwest Food Bank. They provide much of the food for local school back pack programs to support children facing food insecurity! More than 930 bags of cereal were prepared. Thank you staff for rocking the hair nets!
almost 2 years ago, Beth Crider
ROE staff working at Midwest Food Bank
Staff member stirring cereal with shovel
Staff scooping cereal
Staff wearing hairnets for volunteering
Crucial Conversations® for Mastering Dialogue teaches nine powerful skill sets to help participants move from disagreement to dialogue through instruction, application, practice, group discussion, and self reflection. Register at Registration fee is $100
about 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
The ROE helped clean out and freshen up some of the Free Little Pantries for Peoria Public Schools. The Peoria Public Schools Foundation helps to keep them stocked, so if you would like to donate items for the pantries, please contact
about 2 years ago, Danielle Lewis
Working at the little pantry
group picture
inside the little pantry
Beth and Brian near the little pantry
This is a friendly reminder that all new staff members working with kindergarten students must complete the mandated KIDS Implementation training. Dates and space are limited so please register as soon as possible!
about 2 years ago, Beth Crider
circle of colorful hands