Baylor prof (& alum) ascends to national leadership role serving teachers
The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) is a national organization focused on the improvement of the teacher education process, dedicating attention to preparing teacher candidates and promoting quality teacher education. It’s the only organization of its kind — and it’s now led by a Baylor faculty member and alumna.
Dr. Rachelle Meyer Rogers (Ed.D. 2005), a clinical associate professor in Baylor’s School of Education, assumes the role of ATE president this month after serving as vice president last year. She was elected to the role in the Fall of 2020, chosen by her peers to lead an organization that she calls the “protector” of the teaching profession.
“I am thrilled to have a voice on a national stage,” Rogers says. “Teachers — and those who educate teachers — are seeing unprecedented challenges. Teachers must have an active voice and a leadership role in what is happening in the field.”
At Baylor, Rogers supervises teaching candidates in their field experiences, in addition to her teaching and research responsibilities. She’s well-versed in education leadership, with experience as president and chair of the Central Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics and three years spent as associate editor for the Texas Mathematics Teacher Journal. As ATE president, she’ll play a meaningful role in shaping the organization’s future footprint, with goals to diversify ATE membership, invite additional K-12 educators to participate, and advocate for equity in education.
Sic ’em, Dr. Rogers!