Dr. Lori Rodgers joined the District from Monroe County Public Schools where she served as the Director of Federal Programs, Pre-K, Gifted, and Policy. She is a 14-year veteran in education with eight years of central office administrative leadership. She has had varied experiences in K-12 and higher education, including elementary teacher, admissions officer, college instructor, and director of human resources, professional learning, and testing.
As the Executive Director of Special Programs, Dr. Rodgers provides supervision, leadership, and coordination in the development and implementation of federal and special programs to include Title I.
"I am excited to work with parents, students, community members, and staff in supporting the system's vision and goals," Dr. Rodgers says. "I will ensure that the operational procedures of the Special Programs department are aligned to maximize opportunities for successful learning and increased academic achievement for all students of Bibb County."
Dr. Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Georgia, Master of Science in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy studies at Georgia State University.
In 2010, Dr. Rodgers completed the first cohort of the Georgia Association School Superintendents Association's District Office Professional Development Program. She is involved with several civic and educational organizations, including Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervision, the National Association of Gifted Children, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Links, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America.