Wendy Rogers was recently appointed as the new Superintendent of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf. Wendy was previously an Educator in Residence for the Mississippi Department of Education in which she mentored new directors of special education across the state for the past two years. Wendy has a B.S. and a M.Ed. in Special Education and a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership all from the University of Southern Mississippi. Wendy is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Mississippi State University.
Wendy’s administrative experience includes both general and special education positions. She has been a director of special education for 11 years and a curriculum director concurrently during 3 years of that time in the Stone County School District. Wendy was the Stone High School Principal for 4 years and Perkinston Elementary Assistant Principal for 1 year. Prior to becoming a school administrator, Wendy was a special education teacher in the Petal School District serving students in both inclusive and self-contained environments, including therapeutic day treatment classes. Wendy has also served as an adjunct professor for the University of Southern Mississippi.
Wendy is an active member of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), in which she is currently serving as the Past-President of MS-CASE and on the research committee of CASE at the national level. Wendy was previously a member of the national CASE Policy and Legislative Committee, the MDE Special Education Task Force, and the MDE RtI/MTSS Task Force. Wendy has also served a board member of the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents/Alliance (MASS) and the Mississippi Association of School Administrators (MASA).