Mary Patricia Rogers
about the teacher
Born and raised in a rural farming community in Texas, Mary Pat had ample time to observe and ponder, and it was this upbringing that first taught her to ask questions, even if only silently. She took her Master of Arts in English from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas and her Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. While at the University of Dallas, she instructed college freshmen in the seven arts of language: grammar, logic, rhetoric, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Mary Pat has also taught at the mid-school and high school levels in both Texas and New Mexico. She currently has six years of teaching experience. Her favorite courses to teach are in the field of rhetoric.
In addition to classroom teaching, Mary Pat has over three years of experience training and mentoring classical teachers as the Rhetoric School Director at a classical school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her research interests include both rhetoric and silence, as well as Early Modern British literature. She lives, along with her husband, two children, and a German Shepherd who thinks he’s a cat, in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico. …