about us


ROE Schoolworks is the professional development and school improvement department for two ROE's in Central Illinois: the Champaign-Ford ROE #9 and the Vermilion County ROE #54. In operation since 1995, ROE SchoolWorks prides itself in providing up to date, affordable, and quality professional development to our schools. Our SchoolWorks Capacity Builders provides on site district trainings as well as regional trainings. SchoolWorks also offers resources to schools, such as BreakoutEDU kits, information regarding new legislation, and much more. 

Mission Statement:

Providing an integrated approach to professional development and school improvement in Champaign, Ford, and Vermilion Counties.

Meet the staff:

Jeri Callaway

Mrs. Jeri Callaway comes from a family of educators in Southern Illinois and made east central Illinois her home in 2013. Her career in education includes having taught high school theater and public speaking, serving as a literacy instructional coach, an area wide instructional leader for the Illinois RTI Network, and now as Director of ROE Schoolworks. 

Her interests include theater, stage management, camping and spending time with her family. She has an eight year old son who attends The International Prep Academy with Champaign Unit 4. 

Jerri Waller

Jerri Waller, a life-long resident of Vermilion County, graduated from Jamaica High School in 1986. Jerri became an employee of the Vermilion County Regional Office of Education in 1989 as the certification specialist. In 1995, Mrs. Waller transferred to ROE SchoolWorks as the office manager and “office mother”. 

In addition to her contribution to education, Jerri serves as a wife, mother of her 25 year old son, and a grammy to her grand-dogs, Jack-Jack and Milo. She enjoys cooking for everyone and spending time with her family at their weekend-get-away property.

  • Champaign: 217-893-4921

We are currently seeking a highly qualified administrative assistant to serve in our Champaign office.  To view the job posting Click Here