For the Education Professionals of Clay, Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland Counties.

Update from the Regional Superintendent

Summer 2016
Does Your License Renew This Year?

If your License renews this summer, it is scheduled to expire on June 30th!  For those employed in a position that requires Professional Development during their cycle, the License will lapse on December 31st.  Don't let that happen!  Renewal is relatively quick and painless.  Here's a brief  step-by-step tutorial to show you how to do so on ELIS.  Thanks to our colleagues at the South Cook ISC for making it available.  Of course, you can also always give your local ROE 12 Office a call for assistance.
Meet Richland County High School's
Chelsea Kaericher
WTHI-TV Golden Apple Award Recipient

There's a Summer Training For YOU!

If you're looking to recharge your skills during the summer break, look no farther than the Professional Development Page of our website. You'll find numerous Summer Trainings on the multiple-page PD Bulletin Board.

Reauthorization of ESEA: 
ESSA Replaces NCLB

Congress recently re-authorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.  The latest iteration of ESEA is the Every Child Succeeds Act.  ESSA replaces NCLB and promises a significant change to education policy and funding throughout the nation, with specific implications for Illinois. Learn more here.
Southern Illinois Regional Superintendents Discuss the Impact
of Child Poverty on Education

(Reprinted from

WSIU Radio continues its series on Poverty in Southern Illinois.  In this installment, we take a look at the link between poverty and education, and how education can fight poverty.

In this feature you will hear from:  

Matt Donkin Regional Superintendent of Regional Office of Education #21 which includes Franklin, Johnson, Massac and Williamson Counties

Monte Newlin Regional Superintendent of Regional Office of Education #12 which covers Clay, Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence and Richland Counties.

Ron Daniels Regional Superintendent of Regional Office of Education #13 which includes the following counties: Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington.

Joe Fatheree, Effingham High School Teacher and Illinois 2007 Teacher of Year.

Listen Here
Did You Get Your
Administrator Academy In This Year?

Administrator Academy #1531
Cloud Computing:  Modern Tools for Modern Schools
Presented By:  Mindy Fiscus, Director, Learning Technology Center VI
Cloud Computing: Modern Tools for Modern Schools is a course that introduces school administrators to the concepts of cloud computing, its potential in the classroom, its place in the curriculum, the impact it may place on existing resources, and the legal aspects of shared resources. Participants will learn how to use and evaluate numerous free cloud computing services including data storage and productivity centers. An outgrowth of the course is to determine the role of cloud computing in developing curriculum models that adapt to future trends in education.
This event will be held in Flora (venue to be announced), on Friday, June 10, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Registration cost is $150.
MSEd Degree Program in Educational Leadership Cohort
Is Set To Start

The ROE 12-sponsored EIU cohort that leads to Licensure with an Illinois Principal's Endorsement is set to begin this Fall at     ROE 12's ASSIST Program in Willow Hill.  If you're interested in participating, time is of the essence!  Be sure to apply to the EIU Graduate School by June 15th and contact Dr. Nick Osborne.  This program will consist of two courses per semester for a total of 33 semester hours.  No internship is required.  For more information, click HERE.

ROE 12 Congratulates...

Richland County Middle School in Olney for being one of 11 Illinois schools (of 118 nationwide) to receive the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation SupportMusic Merit Award! This award honors schools that show strong support for music education and commitment to exposing all students to the benefits of music education!

Here's What We've Accomplished Lately
ROE 12 Quarterly Report for March, April, and May
All Regional Superintendents across Illinois are required by law to report their office's activities on a quarterly basis to the County Boards of the counties they serve. Click on the report (to the right) to see what ROE 12 has accomplished over the last three months.
Lessons Learned...

As educators, as parents, we are used to setting the example for our youth.  When they demonstrate those lessons learned, they in turn, become the teachers.  Thank you to the Newton Eagles and the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes baseball teams for providing an example of honor and respect through a very sad situation at their recent Sectional Title Game.
A Message to Illinois Educators From the State Superintendent

State Superintendent Smith recently released a letter to all Illinois Educators thanking them for their hard work and dedication.  Read the text of Tony Smith's letter HERE.
These folks were sooooo ready for summer break!
School's Out For Summer!

Once again, I want to thank each of you who worked so hard this year for the betterment of kids.  The 2015-16 School Year has proven to be one of the most challenging to date.  However, the educators and support staffs of our five-county region proved to be more than up to the task!

Lives were changed for the better this year because of YOU!  It reminds me of the 'Wizard of Oz' prequel, 'Wicked.'  One of the my favorite songs from that show includes the lyric, "...because I knew you, I have been changed for good."  It's a most-fitting way to end this school year, as it is a statement that any one of your students could make to any one of you!

Another job well-done.  Take a bow, and enjoy your summer!  

Yours for Kids,
Monte Newlin
Regional Superintendent of Schools
ROE #12
ROE #12
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Regional Office of Education #12
Richland County Courthouse
103 West Main Street
Olney, Illinois 62450

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