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SSAC

The RPS 205 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is a group of students from each of the local high schools that meets regularly, with a goal of encouraging goodwill, leadership and unity among RPS 205 students and the district.

Students focus on positive aspects of RPS 205, increasing community service within the district, and improving collaboration with the schools, administration and community.​

Meet the 2021-22 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

Group Photo of SSAC Students. 2021-2022 School Year.
Puranjay Gupta

Puranjay (Jay) Gupta

Auburn High School

SSAC Chairperson  

​I am a senior at Auburn High School and have been a Rockford Public Schools student since first grade. As a member of the SSAC, I engage with diverse student voices and provide input on district initiatives to positively impact the school community. My hope is to strengthen communication and collaboration between the RPS 205 administration and the student population.

Juwayria Zahurullah

Juwayria Zahurullah

Auburn High School

SSAC Vice Chairperson  

​I am a senior at Auburn High School and a member of both the Gifted Academy and Creative and Performing Arts Academy’s Visual Arts program. I also serve as vice president of Auburn’s Model United Nations. This is my second year being in the SSAC, and I love it!

 

 

Isabella Hernandez

Isabella Hernandez

Auburn High School

SSAC Secretary/Historian

​I am a senior at Auburn High School. My dream is to one day work for the World Health Organization. I absolutely love being part of the SSAC and hope that it will continue for generations.

Saidi Ishmail

Saidi Ishmail

East High School

SSAC Treasurer  

​I am a junior at East High School. I joined the SSAC because I wanted to be a part of something that helps make a difference in the community.

Ben Bathje

Ben Bathje

East High School

SSAC Member  

​I am a senior at East High School. I am a three-year member of the SSAC. I joined the SSAC because it allows me to exercise my passion for community service as well as connect the community to RPS 205. Through the work the SSAC does, I hope to improve East High School, RPS 205, and the city of Rockford!

Jeremiah Crawford

Jeremiah Crawford

East High School

SSAC Member  

​I am a senior at East High School. I am interested in becoming a nurse.

Favorite saying: Be happy, but never satisfied.

Owen Dahlberg

Owen Dahlberg

Guilford High School

SSAC Member  

​I'm a senior at Guilford High School where I run cross country and track. I enjoy listening to music and being in nature. The SSAC has given me the opportunity to learn and grow from other students who share my passion to be the best people we can be.

Ella Gasparini

Ella Gasparini

Guilford High School

SSAC Member  

​I am a senior at Guilford High School. When not participating in the SSAC, I spend my time swimming for both my club and Guilford's swim teams. I enjoy being on the SSAC for an opportunity to connect with and provide for my community.

Yadhira Gutierrez

Yadhira Gutierrez

Jefferson High School

SSAC Member  

​I am a senior at Jefferson High School and captain of the varsity cheer squad. I joined the SSAC to help our community and create a better learning environment for RPS 205 students.

Katie Jensen

Katie Jensen

Guilford High School

SSAC Member  

​I am a junior at Guilford High School and am a part of Rock Valley College's Running Start program. I participate on Guilford’s swim, soccer and Valkyries synchronized swimming team. This is my first year on the SSAC, and I am very excited to help RPS 205 schools grow and prosper within our community. I look forward to all the opportunities I have to volunteer and help the city of Rockford.

Kylee Olejniczak

Kylee Olenjniczak

Jefferson High School

SSAC Member  

​I am a senior at Jefferson High School. I'm currently looking into law enforcement because I want to help change society.

Favorite saying: Great things are done by a series of small things put together.

Mackenzie Wallace

Mackenzie (Kenzie) Wallace

East High School

SSAC Member  

​I'm a senior at East High School. I am a member of the National Honor Society and Student Commission. I am the captain of the girls' bowling team after being a four-year varsity member.

Tyrone Williams

Tyrone Williams

Auburn High School

SSAC Member  

​I am a senior at Auburn High School. I want to be a counseling psychologist with a doctorate degree.

Favorite saying: Life doesn't come with a remote control. You have to get up and change it yourself.

Contact the SSAC Liaison

Laura Laumer