Nasif K. Rogers, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is a fierce advocate for youth and families who have been marginalized and oppressed by and within school systems. He currently serves as the Director of Equity for the Wauwatosa School District, located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Prior to this role, Rogers has served as an upper elementary and middle school principal, middle school associate principal, high school associate principal, and a district instructional coach, working within and leading the ICS Equity framework in each of those leadership capacities. Rogers has also worked as a high school social studies teacher, middle school math and ELA teacher, and has coached kids through highly successful debate and forensics programs. His experience spans 15 years in education, serving students and families in rural, suburban, urban, charter, and non-profit sectors. Rogers is also a founding board member of Future Urban Leaders, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit dedicated to youth leadership development, academic support to and through college, social and civic engagement and activism, and wellness.
Rogers has completed coursework as a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where his research focuses on Racial Battle Fatigue and the experiences of Black women educators in predominantly white k-12 institutions. Rogers has also worked with school districts and non-profits in the areas of Culturally and Identity Relevant Teaching and Learning, Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Practices, Restorative Justice, School Culture, Youth Activism, and Leadership Development and Coaching.