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Phillip S. Rogers, Ed.D., became the executive director of NASDTEC on July 1, 2012. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Rogers received a B.S. degree in counseling from Liberty University in Virginia, an M.A. in child development from Western Kentucky University, and a doctorate in education evaluation and research from the University of Louisville.
Prior coming to NASDTEC, Rogers served the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). His tenure at the EPSB spanned over 12 years including serving seven and half years as its executive director. Among other responsibilities, the EPSB is charged with establishing standards of performance for preparation programs and practitioners; accrediting educator preparation programs; selecting assessments for teachers and administrators; overseeing internship programs for new teachers and principals; and issuing, renewing, suspending, and revoking Kentucky certificates for professional school personnel.
Before his tenure at the EPSB, Rogers served as the founding director of the Allen County Schools Family Resource Center, recognized in 1995 as Kentucky's Outstanding Family Resource Center by the Kentucky Association of Guidance Counselors. Prior to founding the Family Resource Center, Rogers directed the Allen County public mental health clinic. There he specialized as a child and family therapist.
Rogers has performed research and evaluations for a variety of organizations and programs, including the Kentucky Institute for Educational Research, the National Center for Family Literacy, the Kentucky Safe Schools Project, and the Kentucky Department for Juvenile Justice.