Edna Loveday Rogers

Kindergarten, Sevierville Primary School, Sevierville, Tennessee

Total years as a classroom teacher: 33


1985 University of Tennessee, Knoxville M.S. Education
1978 University of Tennessee, Knoxville B.S. Education

Teaching Experience

1978-2000 Kindergarten, Sevierville Primary School, Sevierville, Tennessee
1971-1977 Pre-K, Sevier County Head Start, Sevierville, Tennessee
1963-1967 Grades 2&5, Sevierville Elementary, Sevierville, Tennessee
1962-1963 Grade 7, Dixie County High School, Dixie County, Tennessee

Special Recognition

2001 Sevierville Mayors Award
2001 TN Smokies Edna Rogers Day
1999 TEA Friend of Education Award
1999 TN Association Family and Consumer Services Vision Award
1998 National Council of Teachers of English Literacy Award
1993 TASP Outstanding Service to Children’s Award
1992 Who’s Who Among American Teachers
1992 Rotary Distinguished Service Award
1990 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics
1989 Governor’s Outstanding Tennessean Award
1989 House of Representatives Joint Resolution Award
1989 East TN District Teacher of the Year
1989 Key to the City of Sevierville Award
1989 Sevier County Dedicated & Exemplary Accomplishments Award
1989 Sevier County Teacher of the Year
1988 Sevier County Teacher of the Year


  • Edna’s main goal is to teach her students the traits of honesty,
    trust, responsiveness, responsibility, and sensitivity with promises of
  • She believes that children can learn best by real life experiences.

“Edna wants all children to dream more, learn more, care more and be moreā€¦and so do I.”

Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton Enterprises

“Not only has Edna had an impact on education from within the
classroom, but also outside the four walls. She unselfishly gives of
herself to numerous professional and community affiliations.”

  Gail Haggard, Parent of Former Student