Title: Secondary School Educator
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Susan Haley Rogers has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of science education.
Beginning in elementary school, Dr. Rogers recognized her passion for learning science. Combining encouragement from her high school chemistry teacher with her desire to nurture a love of science in others, Dr. Rogers earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry education in 1990 from Louisiana Tech University, where she served as a zoology teaching assistant. After graduation, she began teaching honors science courses at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she earned the National Sallie Mae Teaching Award and was chosen as Louisiana’s Most Outstanding First Year Teacher.
Moving to Shreveport, Louisiana, Dr. Rogers transferred to Southwood High School to teach honors science, from 1991 to 2004. During this time, she served as chairman of the science department and adjunct professor for Bossier Parish Community College. She became certified as an Intel Teach Program Online Essentials Master Teacher and as a Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program Master Teacher to mentor novice educators. While teaching full-time, Dr. Rogers continued her own education by earning a Master of Secondary Education in 1994 from Centenary College of Louisiana to increase her pedagogical skills and a Master of Biology in 1999 from Louisiana Tech University with her thesis “Rubisco Activase Levels During Plant Development” to increase her content skills.
As Dr. Rogers expanded her course offerings, she taught advanced placement chemistry at Airline High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, until accepting the position of Instructional Coordinator for the Math, Science & Technology Program for Caddo Schools in Shreveport 2008-2009, and then the promotion to Supervisor of Science-High School, between 2009 and 2013. In 2014, Dr. Rogers completed her dissertation “Investigating Student Satisfaction and Retention in Online High School Courses” to earn an EdD in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Then she served as an instructor for the Department of Education at Centenary College of Louisiana from 2017 to 2018.
Encouragement for learning is a central theme for Dr. Rogers who has mentored students and teachers throughout her career. She credits her pedagogical repertoire to her extraordinary professional experiences including the Howard Hughes Molecular Microbiology Outreach Program, enabling her to lead hands-on laboratory experiences in which her students spliced jellyfish genes into bacteria to make them glow in the dark and the Harvard Medical School/Tufts University Case Study Method workshop in Boston to learn innovative strategies to help solve problems in medical diagnoses.
Dr. Rogers is an ardent supporter of mentoring educators. Therefore, she has presented at numerous professional state and national conferences for Louisiana Science Teachers Association, National Science Teachers Association, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the Louisiana Executive Leadership Summit on Blended Learning. She is a strong proponent for student achievement and employed many types of emerging educational technologies, including SmartBoards, classroom response systems, and digital microscopy to get learning directly into the hands of her students.
Throughout her nearly 30 years in education, Dr. Rogers collaborated at the district and state levels to co-author curricula in science and education, coordinated Science Technology Engineering Arts & Mathematics programs for Caddo Schools, and received numerous grants to promote science teaching for her classroom and school districts. Furthermore, she was proud to have been the first Louisiana high school science teacher to earn certification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in adolescent/young adulthood science.
In a career filled with highlights, Dr. Rogers is exceptionally proud of her involvement in the development and growth of the math, science and technology program for Caddo Parish Schools that addresses the need of preparing students to meet the 21st century technology demands of post-secondary education and employment by improving access to and knowledge of technology to students and enhancing professional development of teachers and students in discovery-based, student-centered instruction and technology proficiency. Collaborations among students, teachers, parents and the community create a learning environment that encourages a comprehensive educational experience. Hundreds of teachers have been trained and thousands of students have benefitted from the cutting-edge programs.
Dr. Rogers continues to support students, teachers and administrators, developing exemplary practices and innovative strategies. Her research interests are virtual learning platforms, educational technologies, STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and reinventing pre-service teacher programs. As an exceptional Marquis listee, Dr. Rogers has been selected for inclusion in the 25th edition of Who’s Who of American Women and the 1st edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders.
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