If there’s something you enjoy doing, you should pursue it as a career. Chelsey Rogers, Centennial’s newest art teacher, realized this after finishing college.
The self-taught artist was a math teacher for two years before deciding to become an art teacher. She had already been painting and giving art lessons for six years before that.
Mrs. Rogers attended Texas A&M in Texarkana. This is where her teaching career began, with her teaching math at Texas Middle School. This only lasted a couple years when she transferred to Princeton High School and began teaching art.
“I loved seeing students being creative, it was such a contrast from being in math and thinking analytically.” Mrs. Rogers said.
As this year’s art club sponsor, Mrs. Rogers is planning on doing fun projects that you wouldn’t normally do in class. She hopes to explore with clay and tie dye, things that she doesn’t work with often.
“I’m trying to push myself to do more, like we do the students,” Mrs. Rogers said.