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by Julia Fechter

A cafeteria full of Malcom Bridge Elementary students surprised Teacher of the Year Lee Rogers with cheers, handmade signs and a bouquet of lollipops last week.

Rogers is a fourth grade reading teacher who has been teaching at MBES for five years. She has also taught all subjects across second and fourth grades at the school. 

Though Rogers has been at MBES for five years, she has taught 21 total years.

Rogers shared some of what she has learned while teaching over all that time. 

“The biggest thing [is] be positive with the kids and be a coach. Encourage them,” Rogers said. “They learn more and have more fun and enjoy school more when you keep things happy and positive.” 

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