VP, Regional, San Francisco
650.562.6200 ext. 159
Miguel was born and raised in San José by loving and hard working immigrant parents from Jalisco, México: Miguel and Angelina Rodríguez. He is a proud product of K-doctoral programs in the SF Bay Area. As an upper grade elementary school student he was taken out of his predominantly Mexican-American school and placed in an affluent school for enrichment once a week. Although he dreaded those days, he learned to navigate educational challenges as a first gen student. This placement and seminal experiences placed him on a college track that few other neighborhood friends experienced.
Proudly, he was the first in his extended family to earn bachelor, master’s and ultimately a doctoral degree. Through a self-guided college education grew a critical consciousness and deepening sense of justice and efficacy. From orthopedic surgeon to aeronautical space engineer to attorney career aspirations he ultimately discovered the power of education to build powerful trusting relationships to empower individuals, transform communities and society.
Throughout his 20 year career, he has served as a Pre-K-12 equity-focused school leader transforming schools to empower students to maximize their human potential. He is enthused to combine his political science undergrad, K-12 educational leadership experiences and leadership development research to serve Innovate Public Schools as the Regional Vice-President of San Francisco. The vision is to create world-class public schools for all students, especially low-income and students of color through school improvement and redesign, research and policy advocacy, and organizing parent leaders.