Administrative Team

Phone: 763-274-3142


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 2022-23 school year marks our 20th 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 1,700 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 1700+ 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

Twitter: @RogersHighSclMN

We will see you around campus.

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

Phone: 763-274-3140 x1602


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Secondary Social Studies Education, St. Thomas University MA in Teaching and Learning, St. Mary's University MS in International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh K-12 Principal Licensure from Hamline University

Mr. Ryan Johnson, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names A-Ham)


Welcome parents and students!  We are excited about kicking off and celebrating our 20th year.  I look forward to supporting students and their families to make the most of their time at Rogers High School.  I am eager to partner with parents and teachers to create the best experience we can for all of our students.  It is a privilege to educate, inspire & empower students, staff, parents, and the community through developing positive relationships, pursuing excellence, seeking diversity, and building futures.

Please reach out if you need assistance.  I look forward to working with your family.  


About your Assistant Principal

I am a proud Royal and am entering my 10th year as an Assistant Principal and my 25th year in education at ISD 728.  As a teacher at RHS, I taught government, economics, and psychology.  My husband Tim and I live in St. Paul with our two dogs, Henry and Faye.  When I am not at work, I enjoy reading, yoga, knitting, playing cards, and walking the pups. 

Phone: 763-274-3140 x1603


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 Han-O)

Greetings, Royals!  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 contribute positively to our local and global communities is a priority for our staff.  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.

About your Assistant Principal

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. 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 daughters as we support the RHS Royals at various events.

Phone: 763-274-3140 ext. 1784


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elective Studies - SCSU MA in Special Education - SCSU Work Experience Coordinator - Bethel K12 Administration License - Hamline

Kevin Jost, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names P-Z)

Welcome back to school, students and parents!  I am very excited and feel very fortunate to be joining the RHS family and community as the newest member of the administration team.   My number one goal is deeply tied to creating meaningful relationships with students and families in an effort to support them in becoming the best version of themselves. I am heading into my 15th year in education, all of which has been spent within the district. I began my teaching career in the classroom as a special education teacher and coach.  From there, I transitioned to a district-wide position connected with the district’s online high school.  Most recently, I served as Assistant Principal at Prairie View Elementary Middle school for the last two years. I could not be more thrilled to support our students and families this upcoming school year!

About your Assistant Principal

Personally, I enjoy being as active as possible, and competing in the sport of triathlon is one of my main focuses.  Additionally, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two dogs, Walter and Lucy.

Phone: 763-274-3140 x1605


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 incredibly 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 and/or follow the Activities Department on Twitter @geauxroyals. Thanks and I will hopefully see you at some events!


About your Activities Director

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 RHS’ Head Softball Coach. Prior to Rogers, he was a Business Education teacher at Wayzata High School. He 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