WJ Administrator Biographies
Jennifer Baker | Terry Heintze | Regina Rodriguez | Janan Slough | Vernitta B. Tucker
Regina Rodriguez grew up in a small town in North Carolina, but always spent her summer vacations in Washington DC. She attended East Carolina University in Greenville NC and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Middle School Education with concentrations in Language Arts and Social Studies. After teaching in North Carolina for one year, she gave up teaching and moved to Staten Island, NY where she lived for three years. While living in New York, she worked as an administrative assistant for two clothing retail companies. She always knew that education was still her calling because during that time, she continued to think about what she could do to improve her classroom.
In 1996, her family decided to move to Maryland, and Ms. Rodriguez decided to go back to education, so she started substituting for Montgomery County Public Schools. Her first job was teaching sixth grade English and reading at Takoma Park Middle School. She left Takoma for a "shorter" commute because at that time, Takoma had been relocated to the Tilden Center. She spent a year at Banneker Middle School teaching Reading 6 and drama. During her short time at Banneker, she was in charge of the Best Friends Program, a program built around mentoring teen girls. She moved to North Bethesda Middle School and taught sixth grade for seven years and was a sixth grade team leader for five years there. While teaching at North Bethesda, she attended Bowie State University and earned a Master's Degree in Reading Education, and she also attended McDaniel College where she earned her Administration and Supervision Certification.
In 2007, Ms. Rodriguez moved to Tilden Middle School and assumed the role of English Content Specialist. During her time at Tilden, she taught mainly eighth grade, but she also taught English 6 and Introduction to Computer Applications for seventh and eighth graders. Because she was always willing to lend a hand, Ms. Rodriguez wore many hats while at Tilden. She even served as an acting assistant principal for a month.
Ms. Rodriguez is excited about being an administrator at Walter Johnson, but even more excited about working with the students that once sat in her classroom in a different capacity. She looks forward to watching them learn and grow. In addition, she looks forward to working with the Walter Johnson Community for the 13th year.
Ms. Rodriguez can be reached by phone at (301) 803-7100 or by email.
Last updated December 2017