Media Guide

Jose L. Rodriguez

Regional Director of Education for Texas and the Southwest Region

Expertise:
Parent Engagement; Bilingual/ESL education; early childhood education

Education:
Bachelor’s of Science degree from Texas A & M University in Kingsville, Texas. Master’s degree in bilingual/bicultural education from the University of Texas at San Antonio Ph.D. Candidate in Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Current Position:
Provide leadership and support to the NCLR Education team on issues related to K–12 education, specifically parent engagement and the education of Latino and English language learner (ELL) students. Assist NCLR Affiliates in curriculum planning, assessment practices, and instructional activities to improve performance for Latino and ELL students.

Previous Position(s):
English as a Second Language (ESL) Coordinator, Judson ISD, San Antonio Texas; Education Associate, Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA),San Antonio, Texas; Teacher, Edgewood ISD, San Antonio, Texas, & Crystal City ISD, Crystal City ISD.

Selected Publications:

Many Languages, One Nation Valuing Bilingual Children. IDRA Newsletter, Intercultural Development Research Association (2008)

Quality Professional Development Creates “Classrooms of Excellence". IDRA Newsletter, Intercultural Development Research Association (2006)

Reading Early for Academic Development “Creating Classrooms of Excellence”. IDRA Newsletter, Intercultural Development Research Association (2005)

Capitalizing on Students’ Language and Culture: Annual IDRA La Semana Del Niño Early Childhood Institute. IDRA Newsletter, Intercultural Development Research Association (2004)

Literature in Early Childhood. IDRA Newsletter, Intercultural Development Research Association (2003)