The South Orangetown Central School District welcomes Danielle Rodriguez, Ed.D., who was approved as the Assistant Principal for South Orangetown Middle School by the Board of Education, effective December 6, 2021.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Rodriguez to SOMS!” said Principal Chad Corey, Ed.D. “Her instructional leadership and classroom experience, along with her focus on establishing positive relationships with students, staff and families, made her an ideal assistant principal candidate and we are eager for her to join us.”
Since 2019, Rodriguez has served concurrently as Leadership Administrative Intern and sixth-grade ELA, mathematics and science teacher at James A. Farley Elementary School in the North Rockland Central School District. In her internship role, she collaborated with administrators on developing a 2021-22 School Comprehensive Education Plan to establish goals for improvement; developed and delivered staff professional development for math academic intervention services (AIS), data utilization and mastery learning; and, served as the School Comprehensive Education Plan Curriculum and Instruction Chair. As a teacher, Rodriguez created a math AIS model that was subsequently adopted building-wide and utilized a data-informed instructional approach to differentiate instruction for all learners. Prior to her positions at Farley Elementary, Rodriguez spent three years at The Gunhill Road School in the Bronx, where she taught second grade integrated co-teaching, fourth grade and fifth grade.
Prior to her starting her career in education, Rodriguez played professional soccer for the Tottenham Hotspurs in the Women’s Premier League (2010-2012) and for the New York Magic (2012-2016), a semi-professional team. She currently coaches youth soccer in Highland Falls and was a former soccer and lacrosse coach at Irvington Middle School (2016-2018).
Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the Open University in England, a Master of Science in Childhood Education from Nyack College, a Doctor of Education in Leadership from The American College of Education and holds permanent New York State certifications for Childhood Education (1-6) and Students with Disabilities (1-6). She currently holds a NYS Internship Certificate while completing Certificates of Advanced Study for School Building Leader and School District Leader through SUNY New Paltz.