Degrees and Certifications:
Howard Payne University-Brownwood,TX BA in Christian Studies/Social Work Core EC-6 Special Education EC-12
Ms. Melissa Rodriguez
Hello Ranger Family! My name is Melissa Rodriguez, and I am excited to be joining Wetmore Elementary as the Behavior Learning Environment teacher for our campus. It is our goal as a school wide team to provide social emotional learning, academics, and opportunities that will assist students receiving Special Education Services. Working together with your child as they continue to take ownership of their choices while demonstrating prosocial replacement behaviors and continued learning of coping skills which will result in the development of socially accepted and independent adaptive skills.
I have been involved in education for over 26 years as a substitute, paraprofessional, and teacher. I have a background in social work as well. I have been in the Special Education department for seven years. Five of those years I spent with NEISD, and the other two I was part of the Wayside Charter school in Austin which is part of an International Baccalaureate program. My time within the social work arena has been working with the state of Texas as a case manager, working in the juvenille detention system, Teen Court program in Florida, and working as lead staff at residential treatment centers. My passion is helping students to meet their individual full potential, as well as maximizing the fun compotent as we do so! Your babies will never doubt the love I have for them, and the hope I have for them to do great things!
I am orginally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and have lived in Destin, Florida, but I missed my parents/siblings and came home! I am the oldest of 5! I grew up in Texas, and have literally lived in almost every little town all over Texas, and have also lived in every major city in Texas. In my down time I love anything to do with art, reading, camping, hiking, and fishing! I play basketball, softball, and volleyball. My favorite place to be is the water!