Child Development and Teacher Preparation Faculty
Bernadette Rodriguez holds a master’s degree in development and family studies and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and early childhood from the University of North Texas. She also earned an associate degree in arts and science from Richland and completed bilingual and ESL endorsement course work at Texas Woman’s University.
Previous professional experience includes working as a bilingual kindergarten teacher in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and serving as a child find specialist and early intervention specialist for Special Care and Career Services in Farmers Branch.
She holds certifications in elementary education, early childhood education and English as a Second Language from the Texas Education Agency, and as an intervention specialist from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.
She is a member of the Texas Association for Infant Mental Health and the National Association for the Education of Young Children and serves on multiple Brookhaven committees. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of the Jefferies Street Learning Center as programs chair to enhance the opportunities of the residents of the Fair Park area in southeast Dallas.
Awards include receiving the Very Important Professional Award from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD in 2005 and selection as a Carrollton-Farmers Branch Foundation grant recipient, also in 2005.