Leander ISD is proud to announce that Governor Greg Abbott appointed Reed Elementary teacher Jose M. Rodriguez to the State Board for Educator Certification. The board is tasked with developing teaching certifications and overseeing the standards and procedures of public schools, including continuing education requirements.

Mr. Rodriguez, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who teaches English as a Second Language, is a former Texas TeachPlus Fellow and a former Teacher Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education. He received a Bachelor of Arts in government from Pan American University and a Master of Public Policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

“With thanks to Governor Greg Abbott, it is with great pride that I serve our State of Texas and the teaching profession,” Rodriguez said.

Congratulations to Mr. Rodriguez for this great honor!