Linda Rodriguez, EdD

Senior Director for School Behavioral Health

Prior to joining the Institute, Linda worked as a District Coordinator of PBIS Multi-Tiered System of Behavioral Support/School Behavioral Health for Pasadena ISD. She has built her career in education working with at risk children and youth for over 30 years. Linda is a former bilingual elementary teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, Director of Education for a career and vocational training school, and district coordinator for PISD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless program. She has worked at all school levels – elementary, middle and high school as well as in traditional, charter and alternative school settings. Linda has also written and coordinated several awarded grants that total over 4 million dollars.

Linda received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, her first master’s in counseling from the University of Houston, a second master’s in educational leadership from University of St. Thomas, and her doctorate in administrative leadership and supervision from the University of Houston. Linda is also an adjunct professor for the University of St. Thomas where she teaches graduate coursework in counseling and is a certified youth mental health first aid instructor.

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