Welcome to St. Mary's Sixth Grade! My name is John Rodgers and I am very excited to be joining the St. Mary's Catholic School community! I have been teaching for 7 years -- six years full-time in Catholic schools in Los Angeles, and one year as a substitute teacher in the Treasure Valley (Diocese of Boise, West Ada, Boise City).
Prior to becoming a teacher, I enjoyed several different careers -- military officer, lawyer, business person -- and believe this diverse background enriches the learning experience for my students; I enjoy bringing the curriculum "to life" through a broad base of knowledge and experience.
I hold a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University (Go Deacs!). Prior to college, I attended 12 years of Catholic schools while growing up in New Jersey.
I enjoy the outdoors (skiing, running), spending time with my wonderful family (Laurie, Gavin, and pets Dakota and Maisey), and taking advantage of all that Boise and Idaho have to offer!