The Modern Educator | Stoney Rogers

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The Modern Educator series seeks to highlight the individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving education. You motivate us. You inspire us. We salute you. 

Stoney Rogers of Pascagoula-Gautier School District, Mississippi

This month's Modern Educator is Mr. Stoney Rogers from the Pascagoula-Gautier School District in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Stoney never fails to brighten our day with a joke and a smile. Here's to you, Stoney! 

Robert Reeder: What is your position at Pascagoula-Gautier School District?
Stoney Rogers: I’m the Technology Integration Specialist.

RR: How long have you been in education?
SR: Eight years. I loved school so much I didn’t want to leave.

RR: It’s great to hear genuine affection for education. It’s certainly a difficult field of work. Is there anything you would change, if you could?
SR: I would love to see people respect the profession more.

RR: No doubt. Ok, given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?
SR: Jimmy Fallon.

RR: He’s a fantastic interviewer. I’m sure he’d ask you about accomplishments. What is your greatest accomplishment in life?
SR: Marrying my wife and having 4 beautiful children.

RR: That’s awesome. Shout-out to the Rogers family!! One last question: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
SR: Do what you love, and the rest will come.

RR: Good advice, indeed. Thanks for your time and effort, Stoney! We appreciate your efforts and enthusiasm!

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