The Edmond Sun

November 4, 2013

Edmond teacher receives award

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Edmond North Social Studies Teacher Liz Rogers was honored by her peers at the recent Oklahoma Council for Social Studies annual state conference with the “Rising Star” Teacher of the Year Award for 2013. The award is given to the most outstanding social studies educator in Oklahoma who has less than five years of experience.

Rogers joined Edmond Public Schools following her student teaching experience and currently teaches World History and Advanced Placement World History. She has served on many district curriculum and textbook adoption committees, as well as on the district’s Social Studies Curriculum Vertical Team.

“Since the first day on the job Liz has been a dynamic force in our department,” said Gene Chase, social studies department chair at North. “Her work in invigorating our world history program is amazing. She is also a driving force in her professional learning community, willingly sharing her knowledge and skills with her colleagues.

Rogers graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies education.

“I love studying and teaching history.

“You have to look at the past to understand where we are today,” Rogers said.

OCSS is a professional organization dedicated to supporting exceptional pedagogy through resources and teacher trainings.