Mentor Teacher - Jessica Rodriguez
My name is Jessica Rodriguez, and I am looking forward to a wonderful 2018-19 school year! This is my 15th year in education. I believe education is what opens doors of opportunity for our children and ALL children deserve limitless opportunities in life. If given the proper skills, resources and confidence, children can do and become ANYTHING they set their minds to! About me: I am blessed to be married to my high school sweetheart. Together we have 3 spirited children whom daily make us laugh, challenge us, and amaze us with how much they are capable of learning and doing. I love to read, drink coffee and spend time with family, spend time at the beach or travel. My background: I spent most of my school years in Baltimore, Maryland. The school system over there was amazing because of its focus on a well-rounded education. So, along with structured academics, students were required to take some type of music until 8th grade, art instruction from an art teacher, daily PE with instruction in all different skills and sports (including juggling, field hockey and lacrosse), and computers, wood shop and cooking (in middle school). I believe this diverse education is what instilled my love of school and learning! I graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2004 with a degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. A decade later, I went back to school to earn a Masters in Leadership and an Administrative Credential. I have been in education for 15 years now. I have taught kinder, 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th grade. Currently, I am the mentor teacher at William R. Buckley. This is my third year in this position. My job includes assisting teachers with classroom management/engagement, lesson/unit planning, as well as running our school's reading intervention program (and any other number of tasks :) Here's to the best year yet! Goooooooo Bengals!!
Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced carmel latte, light ice, 2 extra pumps vanilla (now my mouth is watering!) OR a vanilla latte (hot)
Favorite Sweet Treat: Apples and greens Jamba Juice Smoothie