Phone: 803.438.3591 ext: 6028
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Current participant in the Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE) through the South Carolina Department of Education
Mrs. Kimberly Rogers
Hello, parents and students of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School! My name is Kimberly Rogers. I am the new 8th Grade Science Teacher on the Blue Team. Originally from Columbia, I have lived with my family in other places in the United States as a military brat. My stepfather was in the Army. And though I enjoyed my experiences traveling, I have always longed for roots. Perhaps this is why I love working at LEMS so much. The surrounding community is so invested in the school that I find myself teaching the offspring and grandchildren of colleagues as well as teaching alongside those who attended LEMS as children!
I am the mother of five children and have been married to my husband for over 24 years. I am a graduate of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville and have a bachelor's in chemistry from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. I also have coursework in chemical engineering. My work experience is in the area of environmental science through several positions in the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
As a child I loved helping people and emulating teachers. But as I grew up, I forgot that childish dream of running my own classroom. It was not until I left my career to go home and ultimately homeschool my own children for nearly ten years that I began to realize the need for love, acceptance and patient training that children really need. After researching and considering it for a while, I knew that I wanted to work with tweens--who seem to have so many struggles to overcome.
Parents, I hope to be a valuable asset in your child's journey by passing along knowledge gained while pursuing an education and career in science. I also hope to be a help to you by offering perspective as I help your student adjust to the greater responsibility and accountability demanded by the eighth grade. Students, I hope you are ready to hit the ground running! I am sure it will be a remarkable journey.