Thursday, March 31, 2016 || By Proviso Township High Schools District 209
The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jesse Rodriguez as District 209’s next superintendent.
Dr. Rodriguez brings 20 years of education experience to the position, having taught high school Spanish and served as an administrator in the Milwaukee Public Schools. This includes three years as an assistant principal and four years as a principal. Most recently, he has been a regional superintendent in the Milwaukee Public Schools, overseeing more than 30 schools. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he also served as president of the Wisconsin Association for Bilingual Education for four years.
Dr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Spanish, with a minor in secondary education, from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He also has a Master of Science degree in educational leadership and research and service from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in leadership, learning, and research and service, also from Cardinal Stritch.
He was selected from a highly qualified candidate pool that was developed by BWP and Associates of Libertyville following a survey of community members, staff members, and select students who served in focus groups in December. Finalists were selected from the candidate pool and interviewed by the school board, with two finalists returning for additional interviews and a meet-and-greet with community members and staff.
Mrs. Theresa L. Kelly, President of the District 209 Board of Education, said that she was excited to be working with Dr. Rodriguez.
“He comes with a lot of energy, and wants to do a lot of great things,” Mrs. Kelly said. “We’ll be able to move Proviso forward, and Proviso will be known as one of the best schools in Illinois.”
Dr. Rodriguez said that he was honored to receive the appointment, and that he was looking forward to working in District 209.
“We’re going to continue to do great work here in Proviso,” he said. “It is something I really wanted to do, and I found a place I want to be at. This is going to be a great partnership with the state reps and this wonderful board and this wonderful community.”
Dr. Rodriguez will assume his new position on July 1. VFP