Degrees and Certifications:
Masters Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment; Walden University, 2006BA English Secondary Education, Columbia College, 1993\AP English Literature CertifiedGifted & Talented CertifiedTeacher Cadet Certified
Mrs. Josianna F. Rodgers
Hello! My name is Josie Rodgers, and I am the Teacher Cadet instructor and English II teacher for RSM High. This is my 15th year at RSM and my 26th year teaching. I love my job! I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia College in 1993 with a degree in English and Secondary Education. I earned my Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University in 2006. I also earned National Board Certification for 10 years in 2000. I have taught English 1-4, journalism, Teacher Cadets, SAT/ACT Prep, ESOL (grades 4-12), and Read 180.
I live on a farm (cows, chickens, ducks, goats, donkey, dogs) in Ward with my husband and 2 younger children. My husband is a football coach at Wardlaw Academy. My daughter Annalee is 17, and a senior (cheerleader and volleyball and softball player), and my son Aiden (the owner of the goats, football player) is 11. I have an older daughter, Amber, who is a benefits coordinator for Amick Farms. Her son River is 4, and her daughter Pressley ("Miss P") is 2. Her oldest daughter, Leagrace, went to Heaven in July of 2015 at the age of 5 1/2. Amber is married to Anthony Rauton, and they own chicken houses and a landscaping business.
We are family oriented, very involved in our church, dedicated to sports, and committed to excellence in education. I simply love teaching, and I love my wonderful students! We attend St. William Catholic Church where I sing in the choir and read in church on Sundays. We are a football-loving family including USC Gamecocks and the Alabama Crimson Tide. We also love volleyball and baseball and softball. My husband graduated from RSM High, so we love the blue and gold! "Once a Trojan, Always a Trojan!"
I simply love teaching, and I love my wonderful students! For me, teaching is not a job; it is a passion and a calling.
Please contact me with questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org