'Grow Your Own' Teacher Graduation

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Some Rockford moms are getting a second chance at living their dream by educating our kids.

Three Rockford natives are now teachers through Rock Valley College’s “Grow Your Own Teachers” Program. The program is geared toward working adults with families who’ve always dreamed of teaching our kids. This is the second graduating class from RVC’s program. The graduates will soon work for District 205 as either elementary or middle school science teachers.

“I would definitely say there were a lot of times where I wanted to throw in the towel, but I just kept striving through and had very good support between Grow Your Own and just kept going,” says graduate Kelly Kloster.

The “Grow Your Own” program plans to start a dual enrollment program with District 205 for high school students who want to become teachers.

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