Executive Director, Rogers Public Education Foundation
Casey Shelor is originally from Fort Smith and moved to Fayetteville to attend the University of Arkansas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality and a master’s degree in Health Science. She lives in Rogers with her husband Andrew and their 7-year-old daughter Nora. She has worked in nonprofit since 2010. She also is a personal trainer and loves all things fitness.
In what ways did Rogers Public Education Foundation help Rogers Public Schools during the school year due to the pandemic?
The RPEF was able to work closely with district administration to assess the district needs. In 2020, the RPEF was able to grant funds directly to the district to aid in purchasing Chromebooks at a 1:1 student ratio. For our 2021 grant cycle, the teachers wrote grants for many items that have come of need since the pandemic started. As an organization, the RPEF has tried to stay abreast of the newest trends in education that have come as a result of the pandemic and are happy to help teachers fund these new items through our grant process. We will always be there to support the wonderful teachers, staff and administrators in Rogers.
What do you do when you are not working?
My daughter is a competitive golfer, so we are usually at a golf course during the week and traveling to tournaments on the weekends.
Where is your happy place?
The beach with my family.
“If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton
Sushi or pizza
Best time of day for you:
I love dinner time. We make it a priority to eat dinner together (whether it’s 4 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on what is going on that day) and it’s nice to just slow down and talk to my family.
Favorite song on your playlist:
Anything by Old Dominion
What book is on your bedside table?
“Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng
For more information about Rogers Public Education Foundation, visit www.rogerspef.com.