Q. What makes you the best candidate for school board?
A. As a student, I have the best perspective. Oftentimes, the board may make crucial decisions that affect student and teachers directly. Not being directly involved in day-to-day student life, or having it been 10-20 years since being in a classroom, they may not fully understand the scope of the classroom today.
Q. What steps should be taken to make Aledo ISD the best it can be?
A. First, we need to ensure that Aledo ISD retains quality teachers and paraprofessionals. To keep good teachers and paraprofessionals we must reconsider where the district spends money. Save money by eliminating wasteful spending, and re-invest in our students and teachers.
Debra Rogers, 45, is married to John M. Rogers, and the couple has four children: Clay Rogers, 18, Matt Dupont 18, Kate Rogers, 16, and Tim Dupont, 12. As a blended family Rogers reports that they face many of the challenges that come along with living in different cities than their former spouses, the parents of their children, do. One of those is the challenge of different school districts. Clay and Kate attend Highland Park HS in Dallas. Matt is a junior at Nolan Catholic High School in East Fort Worth, and Tim is a sixth-grade student at McAnally Intermediate in Aledo. John and Debra are members of Aledo United Methodist Church and St. Stephens Catholic Church in Weatherford. Rogers is also a member of the Aledo Lions Club. Rogers attended Keller ISD beginning in the second grade and graduated salutatorian of the Class of 1987. She received her Bachelor’s in Economics from TCU in 1990 and then went on to earn her doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994. Last May, after an opportunity to return to graduate school on a Prothro Scholarship, she received her Master’s of Theological Studies from SMU. Through this experience, Rogers is pursuing a call to serve as a hospital chaplain in order to support those and their loved ones who are facing serious illness, death and dying on their Christian walk. Rogers is a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Tarrant County, serving under the late Tim Curry from 1994 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006, she was Judge of Parker County Court at Law No. 1. From 2007 to the present, she has been working at Rogers LLP in Weatherford, primarily in the areas of real estate and juvenile justice matters.