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

The 2020-21 school year marks our 18th 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.  RHS is home to over 1,600 students in grades 9-12.  Our staff is dedicated to making RHS a safe, caring, respectful, and positive learning environment.  Our teachers collaboratively work and learn in professional learning communities to continuously respond to the academic and behavioral needs of our 1600+ students.  Our outstanding paraprofessionals, cooks, custodians, and administrative support team are also eager to support you at Rogers High School.   

We are committed to educating, inspiring, and empowering our students, staff, families, and community through developing positive relationships, pursuing excellence, seeking diversity, and building futures!  We are grateful for the ongoing support and involvement of our parents and community stakeholders and it is through these relationships that we can learn, teach, and appreciate one another.  We are proud of the many accomplishments our students have earned in academics, arts, athletics, and activities. 

Please don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions.  
I can be reached at 763-274-3142 or via email at jason.paurus@isd728.org
Twitter: @principalpaurus

We will see you around campus.  Be well!

 

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 He-O)

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 He-O)

Greetings, Royals!  I am looking forward to another wonderful year at Rogers High School. I am  a former School Counselor and have been in school administration since 2015. Building relationships 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 is a priority.  To my core, I love to help people set, work toward, and achieve their goals and celebrate their success and I am blessed to do this as part of the RHS community.

I enjoy traveling, spending time at our cabin up north, exercising, and watching my kids participate in a million activities.  Please be sure to say hello 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-Har)

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-Har)

Welcome parents and students!  I am a proud Royal and have worked in Rogers since 1998.  I am entering my 8th year as an Assistant Principal. Over my career, I also taught 9-12 socials studies including government, economics, and psychology. I value equity, excellence, and developing positive relationships. I am firmly committed to tackling the difficult work of ensuring all students succeed and feel a strong sense of belonging. My husband Tim and I have lived in St. Paul for 20+ years.  I enjoy reading, yoga, knitting, and taking our two rescue dogs for walks.  Please reach out if you need anything.  

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.

 

Twitter: @geauxroyals  



 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 ensure 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 fifth year in the position at the ever growing RHS. 

Please let me know if you have questions!

Follow me on Twitter: @mrzeman86