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WS/FCS Beginning Teacher Spotlight

The WS/FCS Office of New Teacher Induction supports all teachers during their first three years in the classroom. This is one in a series spotlighting some of the teachers nominated by their mentors.

Spot 67NOVEMBER 19, 2021 – Charles Rogers is a first-year Business teacher at John F. Kennedy High. His mentor is Nicole Gottfried. Deborah Cochran is the Career Development Coordinator at Kennedy. This is what the two of them had to say about Rogers:

From Ms. Gottfried: “To say Mr. Rogers goes above and beyond is an understatement. In his first year teaching, his first semester classes are all virtual with over 300 students on his roster! In spite of circumstances that many might find overwhelming, Mr. Rogers shines.”

“He has an incredible relationship and rapport with his students and always wears a smile. His classes are engaging and thoughtfully planned. He is truly a star!”

From Ms. Cochran: “Mr. Charles Rogers is meant to be a teacher. I observe his professional dress and how he energizes the virtual classroom daily. He is passionate about his business classes and committed to his large numbers of virtual students that exceed over one hundred in more than one class.”

“His workday doesn't end at 3:30. He emails students, grades paper, attends all Future Business Leaders of America meetings, staff meetings, PLTs and the evening CTE (Career Technical Education) Showcase event. All the while with a big smile on his face. You will know he is meant to teach when you see him in action.”