Business owner, new teacher mentor, author & contributor of educational articles, international presenter, ELL Department Chair, & Expert Teacher for District of Columbia Public Schools.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
Here are SOME of the things you and I can work on together:
- Personalized coaching to help differentiate your lessons
- Fostering English language use from day 1 of school even if the student doesn’t speak a word of English!
- Determine effective accommodations for your ELL students
- Use ACCESS data and WIDA can-do descriptors to craft data-driven, rigorous, effective objectives/plans to meet student needs
WHY YOU SHOULD WORK WITH ME:
-Educator for over 17 years: K- adult including online and blended
-PhD in Curriculum and Instruction
-Dual certification: ELL and ELA
-Ranked highly effective and effective teacher
-Staunch ELL advocate
-Teacher Selection Ambassador: I am well-versed in interviewing teachers and evaluating materials they submit; including videos of teaching demonstrations
-Author and contributor of several publications in education
-Speaker at several education conferences
-A passion for education
I support teachers. I support YOU through coaching and professional learning partnerships with the goal of increasing productivity, decreasing stress, and improving learner outcomes.
A major benefit to working with a coach outside of your school is that I am not going to be influenced by your current work environment. You know what I’m talking about! We can talk freely without fear of repercussion or workplace gossip or anything of the sort. It is just you, me, and your practice. We can take a close and hard look at your current teaching, reflect on your current practice, set goals, and create actionable steps that you can put to use immediately. And sometimes we can vent, because teaching is haaaaard.
Dr. Rodriguez is an expert teacher with over 20 years' experience teaching in k-12 and higher education environments in the United States and Puerto Rico. She is also an author of education articles, international speaker, and business owner.