Contact

Tel: 210-651-2026

mr-rodge@successisaprocess.net

Converse, TX  78109

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ABOUT Mr. Rodge's Neighborhood

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Would your event benefit from a speaker who shares insights gained in overcoming the challenges of:

-being a parent to a child with autism and an intellectual disability?

-dealing with disappointment?

-addressing mental health issues as an Army mental health specialist?

-finding purpose?

-being part of a culture change of 2 troubled at-risk education programs?

Hello everyone!  Thank you for taking time to visit the website of Mr. Rodge's Neighborhood?  First off, I would like to share some information about myself. I am an educator in San Antonio, TX, having worked in a variety of campacities and schools for over a decade.  Some of the positions I have held include special education teacher, general education science teacher, science instructional coach, academic instructional coach, administrative intern, and substitute assistant principal.  I have worked in leadership capacities with San Antonio ISD (instructional coach) and NEISD (administrative intern), which included conducting professional development.  I was also part of the leadership of the Power Scholars Academy, an acclaimed & academically rigorous summer program designed to prevent summer learning loss in at-risk students.  I also served in the US Army as a mental health NCO, which, in civilian lingo, is a counselor.  Lastly, I am a parent to my oldest daughter, who has been diagnosed with moderate to severe autism.  I can honestly say that parenting a child with special needs has so many "behind the scenes" challenges that many people, including educators, overlook.  I am compelled to share my insights about being parent to a special needs child with others in order to build awareness.

I am also a published author.  The title of my series of books is Success Is A Process, Not An Event, which incorporates the concepts of the growth mindset, leadership, and resilience to facilitate reaching our maximum potential as teachers, leaders, and students.

I have conducted staff development and motivational speaking on a wide range of topics to students and faculties.  I have a particular fondness for speaking to millennial audiences; I feel society tends to undervalue their drive to positively impact their surroundings.  I also champion the issues related to the challenges parents of special needs children incur.  My personal and professional experiences have allowed me to gain some unique insights on a variety of topics that I believe can have a positive impact on the lives of many.

If you are interested in Rodgers Speaks visiting your organization, click "Contact" in the menu above and fill out the required information.  You can also call (210) 651-2026 or email mr-rodge@successisaprocess.net.

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Appearances
  • Dallas ISD, Callejo Elementary, Dallas, TX

  • Edgewood ISD, Memorial HS, San Antonio

  • Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA)

  • Camp Flaming Arrow, Huntsville, TX

  • SAMMinistries, San Antonio

  • Teach For America

  • 2018 Region 20 TAPPestry Conference

  • Adult & Teen Challenge

  • Boysville, Inc., Converse, TX

  • National Society of Leadership & Success at UT-San Antonio, Induction Ceremony Keynote

  • Robstown ISD, Salazar Crossroads Academy (Corpus Christi)

  • Crosspoint Transitional Facility

  • Northside ISD

  • Men’s Empowerment Conference, San Antonio College/Alamo Community Colleges

  • Helena HS Faculty, Helena, AL  (Birmingham)

  • Blinn College, Brenham, TX

  • Stephen F. Austin University's Organization of Latin Americans event for Nacogdoches HS, TX

  • Somerset Junior HS GEAR UP (Somerset, TX)

  • Crosspoint Transitional Facility (2nd visit)

  • Nueces County Community Action Agency Head Start Training (Corpus Christi)

  • St. Phillips Early College HS Winter Seminar

  • Roosevelt HS JROTC Ball

  • University of Incarnate Word #DreamWeekSA 2019 PD Facilitator

  • Gateway to Pearls Debutantes

  • San Mateo UHSD, San Mateo, CA (Bay Area)

  • The Success Chronicles Podcast with Chip Baker

  • Alamo Regional TSA Leadership Conference

  • Electrified Mind Podcast

  • UT Arlington Upward Bound Program (Arlington, TX)

  • Brentwood Middle School, San Antonio, TX

  • Central College Upward Bound Summer Program (Pella, IA)

  • CASA (Child Advocates San Antonio) Training, San Antonio, TX

  • Denton Ryan High School (Denton, TX)

  • Coldwater MS (Coldwater, OH)

  • St. Henry MS (St. Henry, OH)

  • North Lake College TRiO Student Success Program (Irving, TX)

  • Becoming Your GPS Podcast with Chris Burns

  • Central Lakes College Upward Bound Program (Brainerd, MN)

  • (Upcoming) IMPACT Center, Hays ISD (Buda, TX)

  • (Upcoming) NEISD Family Engagement Program

  • (Upcoming) UTEP Upward Bound (El Paso, TX)

  • (Upcoming) Whatcom College Upward Bound Program (Bellingham, WA)

  • (Upcoming) Simpson College Upward Bound Program (Indianola, IA)

  • (Upcoming) CSU-Stanislaus (Turlock, CA)

  • (Upcoming) Texarkana College TRiO SSS Program (Texarkana, TX)

  • (Upcoming) North Dakota State University TRiO Program (Fargo, ND)

  • (Upcoming) Coastal Bend College (Beeville, TX)

  • (Upcoming) Illinois Eastern Community College Summer Upward Bound Program (Olney, IL)