Hart Recognized

Honored Educator Scholarship made possible by local champions of education


BEAR GRASS - Martin County Schools’ Teacher of Excellence for 2020-2021 has added another accolade to her resume. 

Paige Hart, a fourth grade math and science teacher at Rodgers Elementary School, will attend the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Inc. (NCCAT) as the Eugene and Jean Rogers Scholar for 2021-2022. 

Each year, the Eugene and Jean Rogers Honored Educator Scholarship provides for the Martin County Teacher of the Year to attend an NCCAT program of his or her choice. The scholarship covers all costs associated with your participation in an NCCAT program including: instruction; food and lodging on the NCCAT campus; program materials; travel to and from the campus from the teacher’s home and payment for the substitute teacher while they attend NCCAT. In addition to program costs, Hart will receive $250 for use in her classroom.

Rep. Rogers and his wife served in numerous educational systems and leadership roles throughout the state. A former teacher, Eugene Rogers served as a State Representative for fifteen years, representing the 6th District.  He also served as superintendent of Martin County Schools for twenty years. Jean Rogers was a well-known and respected school psychologist for twenty-seven years.

Hart began her career as an educator in 2016 in Edgecombe County and joined Martin County Schools in the fall of 2017. 

To learn more about the mission of NCCAT, visit their website at www.nccat.org