July 28, 2010
BY LARRY BLASKEY
After hours of interviews, a public forum and an additional executive session, former Douglas resident Sheila Rogers was selected as the district's new superintendent.
In a special meeting on Monday, July 26, the Douglas Unified School District Governing Board finalized a two-year contract at $105,000 annually.
Since 1989, Rogers has served as principal of the Gilbert Elementary School, and 38 years with the district.
In addition to her term as principal, she has worked as an interim personnel director, helped implement a classified and job description study and developed and implemented a district staff development program.
In 1989, Rogers earned her Principal/Supervisor/Superintendent certificate.
She has a bachelors degree from Arizona State University in Elementary Education with a Special Education certification. She completed an additional 30 hours of graduate work in Special Education and earned a masters n Educational Administration and Supervision.
She has served as an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership since 2002.
In 2005, she was selected as the Arizona School Psychologists' Administrator of the Year and in 2009 as the Gilbert Education Foundation Administrator of the Year.
She is a fourth generation Arizona resident.
I also found a couple of cards that mean a lot to me.
A couple of weeks ago, I read an article explaining that you had become the new Superintendent of Douglas Schools. Congratulations! What an honor! They have picked an amazing leader and educator--you will be perfect for the job!
I've been to Douglas before. My third grade teacher took me there. (I was her third grade teacher.)
Michelle (Jenkins) Miranda
Kerry just told me about your new position, and the move to Douglas.
I was very surprised and happy for you. I guess you can go home--after all. I hope your aunt is doing well. She is such a sweet lady.
I hope all of your family is well.
I am really doing fine. I will be 80 in September--and no complaints.
I think often of the years I spent working with you and all of the others I felt really blessed to include all of you as friends.
I wish you much success and happiness in the coming years.
Pat was my aide at Patterson and Houston and then moved to Gilbert El. She was more than an IA. She was an integral part of my classroom. She was a dear friend. She passed away in 2011 and I still miss her. Ironically, her grand daughter-in-law is now teaching with Kerri.