Rockford Public Library honors local retired black female educat - – Rockford’s News Leader

Rockford Public Library honors local retired black female educators for their service


Local women were honored Saturday for their work as teachers in Rockford schools.

The Rockford Public Library held a ceremony Saturday to honor black women who have made an impact in the Rockford community.

A electronic banner was unveiled, as well, which features more than 100 retired black female educators from the area. Several of those women were present at Saturday's ceremony to be recognized.

"Teachers are like surrogate parents," said Marilyn Hite Ross, the Chief of Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office Criminal Bureau. "They are with children from the time they enter public education to the time they graduate. They impact so many children's lives."

The banner will travel to all of the Rockford library branches, and will rest at the Rockford Heritage Museum for display.

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