Williamson County

Public Education: Part 2

I want to take a moment to revisit the topic of public education, more specifically about testing, funding and TNReady.

We’ve already seen that #TNReady has failed our students in the worst way. After last year’s disastrous testing period, the state is now turning its sights on more high-stakes standardized testing – as if our kids need more time taken away from instructional class time.

Courtenay Rogers Announces Run for State House in District 63


April 1, 2016

Courtenay Rogers Announces Run for State House in District 63
Navy vet and small business owner to stand up for Williamson County

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Courtenay D. Rogers, a mother, small business owner and Navy veteran, has filed a petition to run for state representative in Tennessee House District 63 against incumbent Glen Casada.

Running as a Democrat in a part of Williamson County known for its corporate headquarters and rapid influx of newcomers from across the U.S., Rogers’ platform is pro-education, pro-family and pro-business.

“As a small business owner and parent, and as a Navy veteran who served during Operation Enduring Freedom, I empathize with the individuals, organizations and businesses that make the 63rd District such a desirable place to work, raise a family and grow a business,” Rogers said. “They deserve to be fully and honestly represented.”

Rogers is president of the Nashville chapter of the American Marketing Association, and she co-founded the social enterprise company Girls To The Moon, which empowers girls 8-14 to be confident, creative leaders in their communities.

She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in French and Naval Science, and was a naval officer on a guided missile destroyer upon graduation. While in the Navy, she served as the Undersea Warfare Officer aboard the USS Hopper as well as the Public Affairs and Tomahawk Watch Officer during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Her diverse experiences provide Rogers with both the background and collaborative connections she needs to run an effective campaign and understand the culture and priorities of Williamson County residents both new to town and with longtime, established ties.

“In the state legislature, I will put Williamson County residents first. We must fully fund our public schools, promote opportunity for all and provide a business friendly environment that protects our local businesses,” said Rogers.

Rogers, who lives in Franklin with her 8-year-old daughter has deep roots in Williamson County, and is part of a family that has consistently served the community in support of preservation efforts, children and family, and economic development.

“My daughter is my guiding light and inspiration for everything I do to try and help others. Our campaign is about ensuring a bright future for all of our children,” Rogers said.