Congratulations to Jesse Rodriguez, MPS Regional Executive Specialist for the Southwest Region, the 2013 winner of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Scholarship! Mr. Rodriguez received the award at the 10th Annual ALAS Education Summit this week in Denver.
The scholarship award of $10,000 will be applied toward Mr. Rodriguez’s graduate studies at Cardinal Stritch University, where he is currently a doctoral candidate in Leadership, Learning and Service.
The ALAS Scholarship, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, recognizes Latino administrators and principals for their leadership by providing assistance toward an advanced degree in education.
A nine-year veteran of MPS, Mr. Rodriguez began his career as a high school Spanish teacher before going on to become an assistant principal and then a principal. In July 2011, Mr. Rodriguez was named the MPS Regional Director for School Support for the Southwest Region, where his main function was to ensure effective operations for more than 32 schools. In 2013, he was promoted to the position of MPS Regional Executive Specialist.