By Sally Krutzig
Recent graduate Emily Rogers was arrested on Thursday, April 9 for an alleged sexual relationship with one of her students. The offense is believed to have taken place on Dec. 25, 2014, according to Comal County records. Rogers will face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. She faces a charge of a second-degree felony for improper relations between an educator and a student.
Rogers was released from the Comal County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, the same day she was arrested, on a $100,000 bail.
Rogers, who graduated from the University of Dallas in May of 2014 as a history major with a concentration in education, taught social studies at Smithson Valley High School near San Antonio. According to the high school’s website, she was teaching pre-AP geography to ninth-graders.
Last year, she served as the University of Dallas women’s soccer senior captain. She also received “judges’ favorite” for the annual Clodecott Awards, given annually to the author of the best children’s books written in the Child and Young Adult Literature course.
Correction: this story has been updated from an earlier version regarding Rogers’ involvement with the education department at the University of Dallas.