PHYSEDagogy welcomes Jorge Rodriguez
With a week before the 2016 National Physical Education and School Sport Institute and a little over a month before our own #PhysEdSummit 2016, we’ve been taking some time reflecting on the mission of what we do here at PHYSEDagogy. One of the key values that we have held from the beginning has been:
We want to continue to grow–and grow with people who: have a passion for what they do, care about advancing the physical education profession, have diverse perspectives and life experiences to be able to comment authentically on a wider range of issues, and are representative of many of the students whom we serve.
So with this in mind we’d like to offer a warm welcome to the newest member of the core PHYSEDagogy team: Jorge Rodriguez from Houston, Texas.
Jorge Rodriguez is originally from McAllen, Texas and now lives in Houston. He attended the University of Houston where he was a high jumper on the track team and earned his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a minor in health. Jorge later went to receive his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. He is currently a physical education teacher at Harvard Elementary (an IB and STEM magnet school) in the Houston Independent School District, and is a Lead Teacher and the KEY teacher for physical education for the district. He is also an active member in Texas AHPERD, and sits on the recreation and social media committees and chairs the diversity section. Jorge absolutely loves his profession and is dedicated to do all he can to make it better!
We first started working with Jorge in the Voices of #PhysEd blog series and now that work will continue. Jorge also is one of educators who is responsible for producing the Voxcast. With Jorge now part of the PHYSEDagogy team, there will be a special tab on our website now dedicated to the Voxcast. Stay tuned because there is much more to come! In the mean time, let’s give a warm welcome to Jorge for joining the team!