Emily Tropp served as project coordinator for district fine arts and athletics for the Rockford Public Schools from 2013-2018. She joined the school district after 15 years of working as a sports reporter for the Rockford Register Star and is currently employed as SwedishAmerican’s Public Relations/Community Engagement Specialist. Emily grew up in Battle Creek, Mich., and received her B.S. degree in journalism at Central Michigan University. She has two children, Grace and Ethan, who attend Rockford Public Schools. Her daughter is part of the RPS 205 CAPA program and has been playing piano with the Music Academy of Rockford since 2010. Emily also serves as a board or committee member for the Patriots Gateway Center, Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, Rockford Sports Coalition, State Street Mile Planning Committee and is an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rockford.