Director Jenny Rogers is in her fifth year serving as director of the Dobyns-Bennett High School choral program and 12th year teaching in Kingsport City Schools. An alumna of DBHS, she takes great pride in building a progressive choral program that has led singers from the studio to the stage at Carnegie Hall. Under Rogers’ leadership, the Dobyns-Bennett choir program has doubled in size with a vocal palate of studio, chamber, concert, women’s, men’s, combined varsity, and DB a cappella. In addition to directing the choirs, Rogers teaches the History of Rock and Roll. Rogers has had an eclectic 28 years in music education beginning as a freelance songwriter/artist. She has published dozens of recordings to help raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and Abiding Life Ministries. Her proudest accomplishment was co-writing the music for Andy and The Beats, a musical about a young boy diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes written by her son, Andy. In 2010, Rogers founded Noah Outreach and began teaching the art of relationship building through speaking and group drumming programs. Jenny has had international impact through Noah Outreach, traveling to Yaounde, Cameroon in 2012 to teach music and lead worship for the International Doxology conference. Rogers is the recipient of the 2016 Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts Outstanding Teacher Award and the 2017 Dobyns-Bennett High School Teacher of the Year. Rogers has a Masters in Educational Leadership from Union College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from East Tennessee State University. She has three grown children and lives in Kingsport, TN with her husband of 37 years.