Jesus Rodriguez - Superintendent

Jesús Rodríguez was born and raised in Colorado and has served as an educator in a variety of capacities here in our state, including as a bilingual classroom teacher, principal, and instructional superintendent in the Denver Public Schools, as well as executive director of the BUENO Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Most recently he served as deputy chief academic officer in the Dallas Independent School District, serving approximately 150,000 students across 230 schools. He has a bachelor’s in elementary education and Spanish from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s in educational equity and cultural diversity from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Denver. When not working, Jesús enjoys spending time with his wife Elle, son Cosme, and dog Cain. He enjoys spending time outdoors by golfing, bicycling, running, and ending the day with a great book and a tasty donut.

Favorite book: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson Favorite movie: Mi Familia