Poliska wins IPA Non-Certified Support Personnel award

Rochelle Township High School District 212 recently announced that RTHS Athletic Secretary Ronda Poliska is recipient of the Illinois Principals Association 2022 Non-Certified Support Personnel award for the state's Northwest Region.

ROCHELLE — Rochelle Township High School District 212 recently announced that RTHS Athletic Secretary Ronda Poliska is recipient of the Illinois Principals Association 2022 Non-Certified Support Personnel award for the state's Northwest Region. 

In his nomination, RTHS Principal Dr. Chris Lewis wrote, “Ronda has been an RTHS athletic/activities secretary for the past 18 years. She worked with former Athletic Director Kevin Crandall and helped smooth the transition for our current RTHS AD Rich Harvey four years ago. This was to a great extent due to Ronda’s leadership and expertise.

“From bus schedules, checking on officials, making sure students submit required paperwork, and weekly eligibility reports, her day is hectic. Rather than enumerating her long list of daily tasks, I want to note she checks student grades, acting as a conduit between teachers, students, parents, and coaches in order to help the student maximize their performance in the classroom. Without Mrs. Poliska keeping an eye on student performance, far more students would risk becoming ineligible.” 

“I can’t thank Ronda enough for all she does for RTHS athletics and activities,” Lewis continued. “She keeps things going at that end of the campus. Her organization and leadership keep everyone on track, providing our kids the best experience possible. I can’t think of a better person to receive this IPA leadership award.”

Of the recognition, Mrs. Poliska said, “While I am honored to be our region’s recipient, it is important to point out that I have been fortunate to work with teachers and staff committed to achieving our goal of providing the best educational opportunities for all students. This recognition is a byproduct of the dedicated professionals I work with in Rochelle.” 

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