Leading the way to improve learning and teaching conditions
Veteran educator Roberto Rodriguez, who teaches government and economics at Otay Ranch High School in the Sweetwater Union High School District, is serving his first term on the Board, which expires June 25, 2019.
His CTA Board District P serves educators in most of San Diego County and all of Imperial County.
His union activism in San Diego County has made a difference. An educator for a total of 29 years, he is past president of the Sweetwater Education Association (SEA), and also served as vice president, treasurer and secretary. His work on building local labor alliances resulted in his CTA chapter becoming a member of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. The council honored SEA for its work in transforming the local school board.
Rodriguez was a longtime delegate to the CTA State Council of Education, the union’s top governing body, and was vice chair of the Council’s Political Involvement Committee.
“I became a teacher in large part due to the influence of my grandfather. He was my first teacher. He instilled in me the love of learning and the importance of teaching.”
At the University of San Diego, he earned a bachelor’s in international relations/Spanish, and a master’s in international relations.
He lives in Vista in San Diego County.