Betsy  Rogers

Betsy Rogers

Associate Professor
Orlean Beeson School of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Office: Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 338
Phone: 205-726-2172

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Samford University
  • Ed.S. Elementary Education, Samford University
  • M.S.E. Elementary Education, Samford University
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Samford University


  • teaching children from poverty
  • understanding the culture of poverty
  • teaching diverse learners

Awards and Honors

  • Recognized as a Southern Woman of Distinction, Southern Women's Committee of Fifty, 2010
  • Legacy of Courage Award, Birmingham, Alabama For the Cause, 2004
  • Awarded Gerald H.Read Distinguished Lecturer, Kent State University, Ohio, 2004
  • Received Dream Alive Award, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 2003
  • Outstanding Quality Achievement Award, Samford University Orlean Beeson School of Education, 2003
  • National Teacher of the Year, Council for Chief State School Officers, 2003-2004
  • Declared a 'Betsy Rogers Day in Alabama,' Governor Bob Riley, 2003
  • Alabama State Teacher of the Year, Alabama State Department of Education, 2002
  • Jefferson County Elementary Teacher of the Year 2002-2003
  • Quality Leadership Award, Orlean Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies, Samford University, 2002


  • Presenter Samford Teacher Summer Workshop June 2014
  • Teaching Channel Video/Panel Member January 2014
  • Presenter at Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE) in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta, GA October 2013
  • Keynote Speaker William Carey College Hattiesburg, MS October 2013
  • Keynote Speaker and Session Presenter System Change Conference Chamberlain, SD October 2013


  • NCATE Board of Examiners
  • Served as State Member on NCATE Review Team for University of West Alabama, AL October 2014
  • Appointed to Chair Governor Bob Riley’s Commission on Teaching Quality, January 2005
  • Appointed Member of Board of Directors for A Plus, Montgomery, Alabama, 2004-present
  • Appointed Member of Board of Directors for Jefferson County School District Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama, 2004-present
  • Appointed to Governor’s Congress on Leadership, October 2004