Administrative Team

 Jason Paurus, Principal

Phone: 763-274-3142

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University Master of Education degree from St. Mary’s University K–12 Administrative Licensure from Hamline University

Jason Paurus, Principal

Welcome to Rogers High School - It’s a great place to learn!  The 2018-19 school year marks our 16th year providing education to the Rogers, Otsego, Albertville, Dayton and St. Michael communities.  I am extremely excited and honored to be serving the staff, students, parents, and community as principal of RHS.  Each day from 7:30am-2:10pm RHS is home to over 1,600 students in grades 9-12 and over 130 staff members.  We have a first class staff that is dedicated to ensure the success of all learners.  

We are proud of the many accomplishments our students have earned in academics, arts, athletics, and activities.  We are excited to expand upon these accomplishments with state of the art equipment, classrooms, a third academic wing, and a performing arts auditorium.  Our community is proud and supportive of its schools.

There are over 130 staff members who are excited to ENGAGE students in their educational journey.  Our teachers collaboratively learn and work in professional learning communities to continuously respond to the academic and behavioral needs of our 1600+ students.  Our well-trained paraprofessionals, dedicated cooks, hard-working custodians, and experienced administrative support team are also eager to support you at Rogers High School.

Our staff is committed to making RHS a safe, caring, respectful, and positive learning environment where students can be successful.  We are committed to continuing RHS’s tradition of excellence!  We embrace the ongoing support and involvement of our parent and community stakeholders and it is through these relationships that we can learn, teach, and appreciate one another.

Please don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.  

I can be reached at 763-274-3142 or via email at jason.paurus@isd728.org.
Twitter: @principalpaurus

About your Principal
Prior to RHS, Mr. Paurus spent five years serving as the Rogers Middle School principal. Previously, he was an assistant principal at Tartan High School, a special education teacher, teacher on special assignment and alternative school program director at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University, a Master of Education degree from St. Mary’s University and a K–12 Administrative Licensure from Hamline University.

 



 Jill Engquist, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names Hi-0)

Phone: 763-274-3140 x1603

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA Southwest Minnesota State University MA School Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout Sixth Year School Administration Certificate from St. Mary's University

Jill Engquist, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names Hi-0)

I am very pleased to join the Royal Family at Rogers High School!  As a long-time admirer of the wonderful work that is being done at RHS, I am honored and privileged to join this elite team of educators.  I look forward to working with and building relationships with the students, staff and community in an effort to continue making Rogers High School a special place where students will shape their future to accomplish their dreams and to contribute positively to our local and global communities.  

 
Originally from Foley, MN, I bring with me small town values and an appreciation for community involvement and support.  I graduated from Southwest MN State University (#M4L) and earned my masters degree from UW-Stout.  This will be my fifth year as a high school assistant principal and my fifteenth year as an educator after completing my school leadership license in 2014.  Prior to working as an administrator I served students as a school counselor.  To my core, I love to help people set, work toward, and achieve their goals and celebrate their success.  
 
Please be sure to introduce yourself if you happen to see me at school, in the community or with my husband and two little girls as we support the RHS Royals at various events.


 Ryan Johnson, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names A-He)

Phone: 763-274-3140 x1602

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Secondary Social Studies Education MA in Teaching and Learning MS in International and European politics. K-12 Principal Licensure from Hamline University

Ryan Johnson, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names A-He)

Hello!  

In the spring of 2018, I celebrated my 20th year in ISD 728 - all but one at schools in Rogers.  Over my career I taught 9-12 socials studies including government, economics and psychology.  I am entering my sixth year overall and fifth as Assistant Principal at Rogers High School. I spent one year at Salk Middle School in Elk River.

I value hard work, equity, excellence and developing positive relationships. I am firmly committed to fostering continuous improvement for all students and staff and refining the systems and programs that create a successful academic setting. I have extensive experience in staff development and involved on many initiatives to improve attendance, student behavior as well close the achievement gap.  On a personal note, I love to read, exercise, knit and take my two dogs to the Minnehaha Falls park!  My husband of twenty years, Tim, and I live in Saint Paul.

I am proud to be a lifelong Royal and look forward to meeting you!

Follow me on Twitter - @1RyanMJohnson 



 Dan Ohlgren, Activities Director

Phone: 763-274-3140 x1605

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Business Education (with a Coaching Emphasis) at Concordia College MED in Applied Kinesiology (Sport Management) at the University of Minnesota Administration Certificate from St. Cloud State University

Dan Ohlgren, Activities Director

Welcome parents and students! As a community member and long time Royal I am extremely excited about the progress and future of Rogers High School and Rogers as a community. With 25+ MSHSL Athletic and 30+ Fine Art/Club opportunities there are a lot of options for students to become involved beyond the academic wings of Rogers High School. For the most up to date information please visit the website at www.gorogersroyals.com and/or follow the Activities Department on Twitter @geauxroyals. Thanks and I will hopefully see you at some events!

Dan Ohlgren has been working at Rogers High School since 2003. He earned his BA in Business Education (with a Coaching Emphasis) at Concordia College, an MED in Applied Kinesiology (Sport Management) at the University of Minnesota and a 6th Year Administration Certificate from St. Cloud State University. He was an Assistant Football Coach on the first team and was also RHS’ Head Softball Coach. Prior to Rogers he was a Business Education teacher at Wayzata High School and coached Football, Girls Hockey and Softball along with being the Business Professionals of America advisor during his 4 year stint at Wayzata. He was also the Activities Director at Zimmerman High School during the 2007-08 school year before returning to Rogers High School where he has been the Activities Director since 2012.



 Michael Zeman, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names P-Z)

Phone: 763-274-3140 ext. 1784

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English/ Speech Communications and Secondary Education at Minnesota State University- Mankato MA in Education from Hamline University Sixth Year Administrational Leadership Certificate from St. Cloud State University

Michael Zeman, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names P-Z)

Welcome to Rogers High School! I am proud to say I have been an educator here since 2008 and am proud of the accomplishments of our staff and student body. I am also excited for the upcoming school year and for all of the opportunities to grow as learners within this building. I believe in positive thinking, building relationships, and having high expectations for all of our students. I am proud to be a Royal and look forward to working with all of you to insure the best education for all of our students.

I have been with ISD 728 since 2008 as an English teacher, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, coach (football,basketball, and track), and intervention specialist. I am a proud ‘08 graduate of Minnesota State University- Mankato with a BA in English/ Speech Communications and Secondary Education. I hold a MA in Education from Hamline University and a Sixth Year Administrational Leadership Certificate from St. Cloud State University. I was hired as an Assistant Principal in 2014 and look forward to my fourth year in the position at the ever growing RHS. 

Please let me know if you have questions!

Follow me on Twitter: @mrzeman86