Alice Rogers, Specialized Instructor and Driver
Alice Rogers began working at Trousdale School in February of 2012 as an afternoon van driver. In the fall of 2012, she began working with Trousdale School students individually, and in small groups, in the subject of reading. Alice works with students to strengthen their reading skills, giving them the chance to maintain the skills they have, and providing support for practice and growth in reading. Group sessions and Read Aloud elective sessions focus on enrichment and special interests, while giving students practice in specific reading skills.
Alice grew up in Bradley County, attending Black Fox and McDonald Elementary Schools and Bradley High School. She then went to Tennessee Technological University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and was certified in Secondary Education, with a major in English and a minor in Sociology. She added an endorsement in Elementary Education, with a focus on Reading. Alice had been a Title I teacher in the Bradley County Schools for 34 years, until her retirement in 2010.
Alice learned about Trousdale School through her son, Andy Rogers. Alice and Andy have known several Trousdale School students through the years, and became reconnected with Trousdale School while they were members of Asbury United Methodist Church, where they enjoyed sharing facilities. Andy currently lives and works at Life Bridges and spends spare time and vacations with Alice and Alice’s granddaughter, Kristy, who lives with her. They love projects (such as yard work), being with their pets (2 cats and a dog), bird watching, music and family time.