Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - Educational Leadership Skills Heating & Cooling Certification
Keith Rodgers - Athletic Director & Graduation Coach
My name is Keith Rodgers I am the Athletic Director and the Graduation Coach at Roosevelt High School. I have worked in the SLPS School District since 1998 starting my career as a teacher assistant. As I furtherd my education, I took on more responsibilities within the district and have held various positions, from teaching math and social studies to family community specialist.
Of all the positions that I've held during my tenure, being a graduation coach has been my favorite. I get to see our students at the cusp of adulthood and help lead them on their journey. I am given the opportunity to show them their weaknesses early on so that we can find strategies to make those weaknesses become strengths. In addition to building strong connections with both the students and their families, the overall goal is making sure that when they leave Roosevelt High they will be upstanding citizens ready to take on anything that comes their way. This position allows me to import some of the great values that were instilled in me from my family teachers and community in East St. Louis.
Educating our youth is more than a job to me is something that I live daily. I want my students to know that education does not stop once they exit the building and they should always look for a lesson to be learned regardless of the situation. I want them to know that even struggles and obstacles are teachable moments.