Burke Rogers joined the faculty at Asheville School in 2014 after working for 13 years at Gilman School (Baltimore, MD) and for another 13 at his alma mater, St. George's School (Newport, RI). At Asheville School he teaches in the Humanities Department and serves as team leader for the Ancient Studies course. He is Associate Director of the College Office, helping students make choices about studies after high school. He helps out the football and basketball programs as statistician and scorekeeper, and he coaches the baseball team.
Dr. Rogers studied Classics as an undergraduate at Princeton University, where earned Summa Cum Laude honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He completed a master's degree in Classics at University of Texas at Austin and then went back for his doctorate at UT in American History. As a college counselor, he was one of the founders of ACCIS (The Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools) and has won that organization's Marty Elkins Award for excellence in college counseling. He also founded the "Clambake Institute" at St. George's. which remains one of the premier gatherings of college and high school admissions professionals dedicated to keeping the admissions process as humane as possible for young people. With Leah Lambert, Burke has started the "Blue Ridge Retreat," a similar gathering here at Asheville School.