Ms. Sonja Rodriguez currently serves as the school principal for students at Patch Elementary School in Stuttgart, Germany. She is a second-generation public school educator, following in the path of her mother. Her service in public education includes work as an elementary classroom teacher, gifted education teacher, middle and high school science & math teacher, middle and high school assistant principal and principal at all levels in DoDEA schools. Ms. Rodriguez earned her M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University and holds certifications for School Principal (K-12) in Texas and DoDEA.
Ms. Rodriguez is the proud daughter of an Army veteran and spent her entireK-12 educational experience on military posts in Germany, Texas and Hawaii. Having attended twelve schools prior to graduating from high school, Ms. Rodriguez is well aware of the impact that permanent changes of station and deployments have on military children.
At Stuttgart ES, Ms. Rodriguez supports and encourages teachers in the utilization of research based instructional best practices designed to engage and motivate students. She encourages students to take pride in learning and personal accountability so that they become lifelong learners.