Retired social worker receives IEA Human and Civil Rights Award

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers, a retired social worker from Dolton School District #148, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award from the Illinois Education Association (IEA).

In making the announcement, IEA President Cinda Klickna cited Rogers’ lifelong devotion to helping Illinois students and families succeed and thrive.

“Jean Rogers has devoted her life to helping others,” said Klickna.  “Through her professionalism and dedication, she has nurtured students and families through some of their most challenging times.  She’s given them hope and skills to build brighter tomorrows.  We are very proud to present her with this honor.”

Rogers is currently the clinical administrator at Sadie Waterford Manor/Halfway House Committee, Inc., Crestwood.  She holds master’s degrees in both public administration and social work.  She is chair of the training and education sub-committee of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Transformation Team, is on the advisory board of the Illinois Health Information Advisory Committee, and serves in a variety of capacities for Dolton District 148, Governors State University and Chicago State University.

The human and civil rights award is named after Dr. Reg Weaver, a former president of the IEA and the National Education Association, who started his professional career as a teacher in Harvey, IL.