Nasif K. Rogers, born and raised on the south side of Chicago and a product of Chicago Public Schools, is a fierce advocate for youth and families who have been marginalized and oppressed by school systems. As an educator, Rogers has a range of administrative and teaching experiences, spanning 17 years in rural, suburban, urban, charter, and non-profit sectors. Most recently, he served as a Director for Equity charged with leading a district's equity work and professional learning, and supporting cross-functional teams across human resources, teaching and learning, and student services departments. His other administrative experience includes principal and associate principal assignments covering grades 4 through 12.
Rogers’ teaching assignments include working as a high school social studies teacher and as a middle school math and ELA teacher. He has also coached kids through highly successful debate and forensics programs. He is currently teaching a graduate course in Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Rogers is also a founding board member of Future Urban Leaders, a Milwaukee-based non-profit dedicated to youth leadership development, academic support to and through college, social and civic engagement and activism, and wellness.
Rogers is in the process of completing his doctoral studies in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his study focuses on Racial Battle Fatigue and the experiences of Black women education leaders in predominantly white k-12 schools.