Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing Q&A profile series introducing new teachers that have joined Ardmore City Schools.

Dennie Rodgers

Position: 3rd Grade Teacher

School: Jefferson Elementary

Years in education: 21 years

Q: What made you decide to work in schools?

I’ve always had a passion for teaching. At a very early age, I was playing school with the neighborhood kids, and, of course, I was the teacher.

Q: What is your favorite part of doing your job?

I love coming up with creative and fun learning activities to help students enjoy learning.

Q: What kind of impact do you want to make in your students’ lives?

I hope to instill a life-long love of learning in each one of my students.