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SSAC

The RPS 205 Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is a group of students selected from each of the local high schools.

The purpose of the SSAC is to present student voice to the Superintendent and the School Board, and to represent the Superintendent in Rockford public high schools and in the community. The SSAC meets regularly with the Superintendent and participates in ambassadorial events within their schools, the district, and the community.

Their goal is to bridge the gap between their peers and RPS 205 administration by elevating student voice directly to the Superintendent and educating their peers about the workings of the district.

Meet the 2022-23 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

Group Photo of SSAC Students 2022-2023 School Year.
Brooklyn Pierre

Brooklyn Pierre

Guilford High School

SSAC President

I am a senior at Guilford High School and the founder of You Matter Organization. I thrive to make all school climates a place where everyone feels safe and understood. My goal for this school year is to expand the conversations between the schools and the RPS 205 administration.

Jessica Perez-Ferman

Jessica Perez-Ferman

Auburn High School

SSAC Vice President & Member of Illinois State Board of Education's Student Advisory Council

I am a senior at Auburn High School and a student in the Gifted Academy. I participate in cross country and long-distance track as a captain as well as serve as president of Auburn’s Model United Nations. I joined the SSAC to learn more about different student populations in Rockford while also giving a voice to the experiences and opinions of students in my own community.

Katie Jensen

Katie Jensen

Guilford High School

SSAC Secretary

I am a senior at Guilford High School and part of Rock Valley College's Running Start program. I participate on Guilford’s swim, soccer and Valkyries synchronized swimming team. This is my second 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.

Ayesha Nizamuddin

Ayesha Nizamuddin

Auburn High School

SSAC Treasurer  

I am a senior at Auburn High School in the Gifted Academy. I have been part of RPS 205 since third grade. I love playing tennis and am on my school’s girls tennis team. I joined the SSAC to meet new people and gain new experiences within the community.

Cecelia Fumo

Cecelia Fumo

Auburn High School

SSAC Events Coordinator

I am a junior at Auburn High School and a part of the dual credit program at Rock Valley College. I’m a captain for cross country and track and a volunteer for Rockford Promise. I love to organize and plan, so I’m excited to be a part of events that shape our district and community.

Landon Bachata

Landon Bachata

Guilford High School

SSAC Member  

I am a sophomore at Guilford High School. It is my first year on the SSAC. I am a varsity athlete for cross country and track, and I am trying to get more involved in my school and the district. I am looking forward to these next couple of years and the impact we could leave.

Isabella Flores-Delgado

Isabella Flores-Delgado

Jefferson High School

SSAC Member  

I am a sophomore at Jefferson High School. This is my first year on the SSAC. I am very excited to help create a better learning environment for RPS 205 students along with improving the Rockford community.

Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia

Auburn High School

SSAC Member  

I am a junior at Auburn High School. I am vice president of Auburn's Key Club. I’m also on the cross country and track teams. I joined the SSAC to make sure every voice is heard, to work on improving current structures in our education system, and to make a difference in my school and community.

Ben Gibbons

Ben Gibbons

East High School

SSAC Member  

I’m a junior at East High School. I play club hockey. This is my third year in RPS 205 and my first year in SSAC. I joined the SSAC to help improve not only East but RPS 205 as a whole.

Saidi Ishmail

Saidi Ishmail

East High School

SSAC Member

​I'm a senior 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.

Habiba Kamel

Habiba Kamel

Guilford High School

SSAC Member  

I am a junior at Guilford High School. Outside of SSAC, I am on the Guilford girls varsity tennis team, and I also participate in Valkyries synchronized swimming during the winter. I am thrilled to be given this opportunity and am most excited to be a voice for others. My main goal is to be a part of the process of helping improve RPS 205 schools.

Jozlyn Mahnesmith

Jozlyn Mahnesmith

East High School

SSAC Member  

I'm a senior at East High School. I'm a part of the TRIO Upward Bound Program and my dream is to work with kids. This year I hope that all students have a safe and fun high school experience.

Aliana McKee

Aliana McKee

Jefferson High School

SSAC Member  

I'm a junior at Jefferson High School and I'm currently enrolled in the Running Start program at Rock Valley College! This is my first year in SSAC. I am also involved in Student Council, Key Club, president of the Model United Nations team, and have been in girl scouts for seven years! I'm excited to be a part of the council and be a part of the positive changes to the district!

Logan Nalley

Logan Nalley

Auburn High School

SSAC Member  

I am a sophomore at Auburn High School. I joined the SSAC because ever since joining RPS 205 in second grade, I wanted to make every student feel as welcome and heard as I felt and continue to feel. In my free time, I love to perform in various musical groups, play baseball and play golf.

Keniya Parks-Collins

Keniya Parks-Collins

Guilford High School

SSAC Member  

I’m a senior at Guilford High School! I love helping people and making them feel welcomed/wanted. I am a member of the District Equity Circle, the NAACP, and a teen leadership program called UKUU. I’m so excited to be on the SSAC!

Fallon Perry

Fallon Perry

Jefferson High School

SSAC Member  

I'm a junior and an AP student at Jefferson High School! I am excited to be a part of the SSAC and to show everyone the marvelous differences we can make!

Andrea Vazquez

Andrea Vazquez

Jefferson High School

SSAC Member  

I’m a senior at Jefferson High School. I’ve been with RPS 205 since kindergarten. I’m part of Student Council. I’m excited being in the SSAC and helping our community.

Paige Warner

Paige Warner

East High School

SSAC Member  

I am a senior at East High School. Outside of the SSAC I’m a swimmer for my school, a National Honor Society member, and am starting a creative writing club with a fellow E-Rab! I joined the SSAC because I wanted an opportunity to have a voice heard for not just for E-Rabs, but students all across RPS 205. SSAC also gives plenty of opportunities for me to be even more involved in my community!

Andrew Wegner

Andrew Wegner

East High School

SSAC Member  

I am a junior at Rockford East High School. This is my first year in the SSAC and I believe it will be a great year. I participate in my school's theatre program as often as I can.

Reese Zediker

Reese Zediker

Guilford High School

SSAC Member  

I am a junior at Guilford High School and I have been in RPS 205 since first grade. I play soccer for Guilford and I am also a part of Guilford's student ambassador program. I joined SSAC to hopefully improve not only my school but all RPS 205 schools. I am excited to learn and grow from this opportunity and to provide for my community.

Contact the SSAC Liaison

Laura Laumer