Millicent Rogers, a Durham native, and product of Durham Public Schools, is a graduate of Appalachian State University. Millicent started her advocacy work in high school while attending Durham School of the Arts.
She redirected her advocacy for a youth focus after the birth of her son, working with his school’s local PTA unit. Through her PTA experience, she gained an understanding of the need for greater advocacy in Durham and across the state for all students. She has served as the Board Chair for Rebound, Alternatives for Youth and Action Team Co-Lead of PA's Education Action Team and Co-President of the People’s Alliance. She has previously served as local PTA units’ President and Vice President.
Prior to joining the DPS Board of Education, Millicent served as an at-large member of the NCPTA as Advocacy Committee Chair and Nominations Committee Chair.
As a working-class, single mother she looks forward to working to ensure all families in Durham have their experiences present at the table.