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News Release
Dr. Jenny Rodriquez
Dr. Jenny Rodriquez
Ridgefield School District selects Dr. Jenny Rodriquez as Superintendent (Photo) - 03/02/24

The Ridgefield School District is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jenny Rodriquez as its next superintendent, effective July 1, 2024. The agreement is subject to final contract negotiations and background checks; and authorization of the board president to work with the district’s legal counsel and search consultants to negotiate a mutually acceptable contract in accordance with the parameters established by the Board.

Dr. Rodriquez brings over two decades of extensive experience in public education, spanning various administrative, certificated, and classified roles, and a demonstrated commitment to student success.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jenny Rodriquez as our next superintendent,” said Brett Jones, president of Ridgefield School District’s Board of Directors. “Her proven leadership and unwavering commitment to student success make her a great fit for Ridgefield. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated teachers, supportive parents, and engaged community members whose invaluable input has played a crucial role in this decision. Together, we look forward to continuing to build a bright future for all Ridgefield students." 

Dr. Rodriquez's professional journey in education began as an elementary school secretary and attendance clerk in Richland, WA. She continued pursuing her passion for education by earning her bachelor’s degree in history from Washington State University. Subsequently, she completed a master’s degree in teaching and a doctorate in educational leadership, both from WSU. 

While earning her advanced degrees in education, Dr. Rodriquez taught middle and high school social studies and English Language Arts. Later, Rodriquez assumed leadership roles as a high school principal and later as the executive director of teaching and learning in the Pasco School District in 2013. Since 2021, Dr. Rodriquez has served as the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning in the Yakima School District.

In her application for the superintendent position, Dr. Rodriquez emphasized her core values of honesty, transparency, and continuous learning. She stated, “Foundational to my work is a passion and commitment to the success of every student.” Dr. Rodriquez is known for her clear, direct, and kind communication style, which she believes fosters an environment where every individual is encouraged to thrive and contribute their unique skills and talents.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jenny Rodriquez to the Ridgefield School District family.

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