Dr. Jim Rosborg
Director of Masters in Education
Office: Stanton House 103
Phone: (618) 537-6464
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1994)
M.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Dr. Jim Rosborg currently serves as Director of Graduate Education at McKendree University and instructor of graduate classes in curriculum and school law. Since his arrival at McKendree, Rosborg has been part of a team that has increased graduate enrollment to over 1,000 students. He works with over 40 graduate instructors at 20 different locations.
Prior Work Experience
In June of 2005, Rosborg retired after eleven years as superintendent of the 3,750 student Belleville Public School District #118, Belleville, Illinois and 33 years in P-12 education having served as a teacher, school counselor, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. He has consistently focused his energy on building a climate of collaboration to benefit all students. Under Rosborg’s leadership, Belleville #118 had some of the highest district scores in the state of Illinois. In addition, District #118 schools received Golden Spike Awards, State and National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards, and, the Northern Illinois University's Spotlight Awards for the academic achievement.
Rosborg has been married for 35 years to his wife, Nancy. Together they have three children Mike, married to Wendy, Kyle, married to Barbi, and Carol and two grandchildren – Bradley and Zachary.
Illinois Master Teacher Award
Illinois State Board of Education “Those Who Excel” Award
Illinois State Board of Education “Break the Mold” Award
Illinois Association of School Administrators Service Award
2004 Illinois Superintendent of the Year Award
Book - Collaboration with Dr. Max McGee and Mr. Jim Burgett entitled, What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know.
Book -Collaboration with Dr. Max McGee and Mr. Jim Burgett entitled, The Perfect School.
Articles - Dealing with children with AIDS in the classroom and the need to adjust the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act for successful implementation.