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Meet the Principal

Scott Rogers in Carlson library

Welcome to Carlson Elementary School. We are looking forward to another incredible school year! 

Hello and welcome to Carlson Elementary School. It is with great pride and humility to be the new principal at Carlson Elementary School. At Carlson we focus on meeting the needs of our students as they enter the building every day. We strive to advocate for students to engage in a rigorous 21st learning environment that will help ensure not only academic success but also the social and emotional skills necessary in an ever changing world.


At Carlson we use data as a tool to help ensure we meet students where they are, as they are. This helps us create rigorous instruction for the classroom as well as more individualized instruction for student support.

We understand that students enter our doors with varying experiences. We utilize restorative practices to build interpersonal relationships to help ensure academic success.

I come to you as a lifelong stateline resident who wears my Rockford Public School education as a badge of honor. I attended Northern Illinois for my bachelor’s degree and have earned masters degrees in curriculum and instruction as well as Educational Leadership. Before entering my current role I spent 21 years as a middle school teacher and assistant principal. I have three school age children that remind me everyday of the importance education plays in the lives of children. I look forward to helping your children along their educational journey here at Carlson Elementary School.

Scott Rogers  |