Skylee Miller – LRHS News
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – “Mrs. Rodgers is an amazing teacher, she’s awesome, she’s helpful, teaches a lot, and she gives you a lot of life skills and life lessons,” junior Abraham Aoudi said.
Mustangs welcome teacher Susan Rodgers to LRHS , and her students have only good thing to say about her.
Rodgers is the new learning strategies teacher at LRHS, previously working in Sarasota county at Oak Park School for 12 out of the 22 years she has been working in education.
Rodgers grew up in Bradenton going to Pride elementary, Sugg Middle, and then graduated from Manatee High school.
“I love being at Lakewood, it was a great change for me,” she said. ” I didn’t always want to be a teacher, my son had a learning disability and that’s when I went back to school to learn about that, and that’s when I ended up becoming a teacher.”
Rodgers is currently working on a big career project, assessing skills and likes and matching those to careers, financial aid, and jobs beyond college.
“Meaningful activities and not just busy work, and also keeping up the most up to date ways to do that, with using today’s technology and making sure that it is useful.” is what Rodgers thinks is the best teaching strategies for students.
“I love my students, I have high hopes for all of them and high expectations for all of them.”