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Meet the Principal

Headshot of Welsh Principal Blake Hand

Mr. Hand has worked in RPS 205 for 10 years and became the principal at Welsh Elementary in 2018. 

Being a strong advocate for continuous improvement, he is constantly using his catch phrase “Getting Better All the Time” when referring to the positive work by students and staff. He was born, raised, and lives in Rockford with his wife and three sons.

Blake Hand |  blake.hand@rps205.com