Dr. Eleanor Rodriguez has served in positions ranging from substitute teacher to superintendent at all levels of public school education. She is currently a consultant for Rodriguez and Associates, providing professional development opportunities for educators and education administrators throughout the United States and abroad. Rodriguez is the former assistant to the superintendent for quality and instructional management for Norfolk Public Schools, where she assisted the superintendent in general administrative operations with specific responsibilities in staff development, special education, adult education, and alternative programs for the district. Her experience also includes providing effective instructional leadership in the total operation of the school including planning, managing, operating, and evaluating the educational needs of students.
Rodriguez served as an independent educational consultant in Hercules, CA and as acting superintendent and assistant to the superintendent for North Chicago Community Unit District 187, in IL, where she supervised principals and cabinet members, and assisted in general administrative operations. Her bachelor’s degree is in elementary and special education from Creighton University NE. She holds masters and specialist degrees in urban education and educational leadership from University of NE. She received her Ph.D. in educational leadership - superintendency from the University of Texas Austin. She is the co-author of the thought-provoking book What Is It About Me You Can’t Teach? (Corwin Press, 2006), as well as Valuing Diversity in the School System.