Willie R. Rogers

September Honoree: Willie R. Rogers Public School Educator; Richland District 2

Willie R. Rogers, oldest son of sharecroppers Willie and Cleo Rogers, was born in Olanta, South Carolina. His parents instilled in their five children a strong Christian belief, moral values and a thirst for education. Rogers joined the U.S. military and later graduated from Benedict College and became a schoolteacher in Richland County, South Carolina. During his 33 years as an educator,he served as an assistant principal, principal, and Director of Adult and Continuing Education. Rogers finished his career in the Richland County School District as Assistant Superintendent. Recognized as a champion of education,...Read Full Bio

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