Through a selection process facilitated by Mister Car Wash, Dana Rogers, first grade teacher at North Ridge Elementary, was named Teacher of the Game at the Texas Tech versus Kansas game in October.
Rogers has been teaching for 29 years in the Frenship district. She served for seven years in kindergarten at Reese Elementary and is currently in her 22nd year in first grade at North Ridge Elementary. She answered a few questions about her experience as Teacher of the Game.
Q: How were you selected?
“I was recognized during the Homecoming game at Texas Tech versus Kansas on the October 20th game. I was selected through a process facilitated by Mister Car Wash. Not only did I get to go down on the field before the game, I also earned a year’s worth of free car washes! My family and I were invited to go down on the field to watch the team warm up, were introduced to the crowd during the first quarter and assisted Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec and his wife with a t-shirt toss.”
Q: What did it mean to you?
“I graduated from Texas Tech University in 1990 and have been attending football games at the Jones since my freshmen year. I love all the traditions that we have at the games. I never dreamed that I would get to be on the sidelines at the Jones stadium. The energy on the sidelines is just a different level on the field. What an experience for my family and me!”
Q: What’s your favorite part about teaching at Frenship?
“I have been blessed to teach for Frenship ISD for 29 years and I wouldn’t change anything for this experience. I love attending programs and sporting events at the high school and seeing former students. They always have a smile and a hug for their first grade teacher. The Frenshp district is where our family decided to send our own children. They both have received the best education and I feel we strive to do this for all our students. Every child matters at Frenship.”