Appointment of Principal for Bentley

Appointment of Principal for Bentley Academy Innovation School
Posted on 02/25/2020
Ms. Elizabeth Rogers

Salem Superintendent of Schools, Kathleen Smith, announces the appointment of principal for Bentley Academy Innovation School.

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Rogers as the new principal of Bentley Academy Innovation School.

A longtime resident of Salem, Ms. Rogers spent 10 years in Salem Public Schools from 1998-2008 as a dual language teacher and a science integration specialist. She went on to teach in Swampscott Public Schools and design curriculum for Salem Sound Coastwatch before returning to Salem Public Schools as an instructional coach in 2014. Liz became the assistant principal at the Nathaniel Bowditch School in 2016 and is currently the assistant principal at Saltonstall School, a role she’s held since 2017. Ms. Rogers also serves on the Dual Language Task Force.

Michael Lister, principal at Saltonstall School remarked, “Ms. Rogers is an excellent leader and has the right set of skills needed to lead the Bentley Academy Innovation School. Ms. Rogers is masterful at creating systems that have helped the Saltonstall to run more efficiently and, ultimately, more equitably. She will bring those same talents to the Bentley, as well as her fierce advocacy for all students. Of course, we will miss having such a highly skilled administrator working at Saltonstall, but we also know she is the right leader to help the Bentley Academy Innovation School move forward!”

As part of her current role, Liz has led work around equity and promoting family relationships to further ensure student success. She is a strong proponent of collaboration and shared leadership and believes that high expectations for teaching and learning are the key to the continued growth of instructional improvement that meets all students’ needs. She models reflective practice and is invested in developing supportive relationships with teachers as part of her management style.

Liz Rogers is committed to the successful launch and sustainability of the Bentley Academy Innovation School. She is excited to support the many initiatives at Bentley, including the development of the dual-language program as it grows from kindergarten through grade 5.

Superintendent Kathleen Smith stated, “I look forward to welcoming Liz to the district’s principal team and supporting her transition to this new role.”

Announcements went out in backpacks to families today.

Congratulations to Liz Rogers!

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