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Administrative Team


Phone: 763-274-3142


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University

Master of Education degree from St. Mary’s University

K–12 Administrative Licensure from Hamline University


Jason Paurus, Principal

The 2023-24 school year marks our 21st year providing education to the Rogers, Otsego, Albertville, Dayton, and St. Michael communities.  I am extremely excited and honored to be serving the staff, students, parents, and community as principal of RHS.  RHS is home to over 1,800 students in grades 9-12.  Our staff is dedicated to making RHS a safe, caring, respectful, and positive learning environment.  Our teachers collaboratively work and learn in professional learning communities to continuously respond to the academic and behavioral needs of our 1800+ students.  Our outstanding paraprofessionals, cooks, custodians, and administrative support team are also eager to support you at Rogers High School.   

We are committed to educating, inspiring, and empowering our students, staff, families, and community through developing positive relationships, pursuing excellence, seeking diversity, and building futures!  We are grateful for the ongoing support and involvement of our parents and community stakeholders and it is through these relationships that we can learn, teach, and appreciate one another.  We are proud of the many accomplishments our students have earned in academics, arts, athletics, and activities. 

Please don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions.  

I can be reached at 763-274-3142 or via email at

Twitter: @RogersHighSclMN

We will see you around campus.

About your Principal

Prior to RHS, Mr. Paurus spent five years serving as the Rogers Middle School principal. Previously, he was an assistant principal at Tartan High School, a special education teacher, teacher on special assignment, and alternative school program director at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University, a Master of Education degree from St. Mary’s University, and a K–12 Administrative Licensure from Hamline University


Phone: 763-274-3140 x1602


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Secondary Social Studies Education, St. Thomas University

MA in Teaching and Learning, St. Mary's University

MS in International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh

K-12 Principal Licensure from Hamline University

Mr. Ryan Johnson, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names A-Ham)

A warm welcome to all! We're here to stand by students and families, ensuring their time at Rogers High School is truly enriching. Through strong partnerships with parents and educators, we're dedicated to crafting exceptional experiences for every student. Our privilege is in guiding, motivating, and empowering students, faculty, parents, and the broader community. This is rooted in fostering connections, pursuing excellence, embracing diversity, and paving pathways to promising futures.

Our Rogers High School Mission drives us - to educate, inspire, and empower students, staff, parents, and the community. We achieve this through nurturing relationships, striving for excellence, embracing diversity, and building foundations for the future.

Aligned is our Vision - we aim to cultivate strong relationships, offering personal and academic growth opportunities. This nurtures individuals who positively impact not only their immediate circles but also society at large.

Welcome to Rogers High School!  If you need assistance, please reach out. We're excited to collaborate closely with your family as we pursue shared goals.

About your Assistant Principal

I have been a part of ISD 728 and Rogers since 1998.  As a teacher at RHS, I taught government, economics, and psychology.  My husband Tim and I live in St. Paul with our two dogs, Henry and Faye.  When I am not at work, I enjoy reading, yoga, knitting, playing cards, and hanging out with friends.


Phone: 763-274-3140 x1603


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Southwest Minnesota State University

MA School Counseling, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Sixth Year School Administration Certificate from St. Mary's University

Jill Engquist, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names Han-O)

Greetings, Royals!  Building relationships in an effort to continue making Rogers High School a special place where students will shape their future to accomplish their dreams and contribute positively to our local and global communities is a priority for our staff.  To my core, I love to help people set, work toward, and achieve their goals and celebrate their success and I am blessed to do this as part of the RHS community.

About your Assistant Principal

I am looking forward to another wonderful year at Rogers High School. I am a former School Counselor and have been in school administration since 2015. I enjoy traveling, spending time at our cabin up north, exercising, and watching my kids participate in a million activities.  Please be sure to say hello if you happen to see me at school, in the community, or with my husband and two daughters as we support the RHS Royals at various events.


Phone: 763-274-3140 ext. 1784


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elective Studies - SCSU
MA in Special Education - SCSU

Work Experience Coordinator - Bethel

K12 Administration License - Hamline

Kevin Jost, Assistant Principal (Students' Last Names P-Z)

Greetings students and parents! It brings me great joy to be part of the RHS family and community as I enter my second year with the RHS administration team. My primary objective is to establish meaningful relationships with students and families, with the aim of helping students reach their full potential and exceed their goals.  During my 16 years in ISD 728,  I have worked as a special education teacher and coach before transitioning to a district-wide position creating and coordinating Online728. I have also served as Assistant Principal at both Prairie View

About your Assistant Principal

Personally, I enjoy being as active as possible, and competing in the sport of triathlon is one of my main focuses.  Additionally, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two dogs, Walter and Lucy.

 Elementary Middle School and Rogers Middle School prior to joining RHS.  I am excited to support students and families in the upcoming school year!


Phone: 763-274-3140 x1605


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Business Education (with a Coaching Emphasis) at Concordia College

MED in Applied Kinesiology (Sport Management) at the University of Minnesota

Administration Certificate from St. Cloud State University

Dan Ohlgren, Activities Director

Welcome parents and students! As a community member and long-time Royal, I am incredibly excited about the progress and future of Rogers High School and Rogers as a community. With 25+ MSHSL Athletic and 30+ Fine Art/Club opportunities, there are a lot of options for students to become involved beyond the academic wings of Rogers High School. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the website at and/or follow the Activities Department on Twitter @geauxroyals. Thanks and I will hopefully see you at some events!

About your Activities Director

Dan Ohlgren has been working at Rogers High School since 2003. He earned his BA in Business Education (with a Coaching Emphasis) at Concordia College, an MEd in Applied Kinesiology (Sport Management) at the University of Minnesota, and a 6th Year Administration Certificate from St. Cloud State University. He was an Assistant Football Coach on the first team and RHS’ Head Softball Coach. Prior to Rogers, he was a Business Education teacher at Wayzata High School. He coached Football, Girls Hockey, and Softball along with being the Business Professionals of America advisor during his 4-year stint at Wayzata. He was also the Activities Director at Zimmerman High School during the 2007-08 school year before returning to Rogers High School, where he has been the Activities Director since 2012.


Twitter: @geauxroyals