2008 Literacy Champions

Anita Rodriguez

Principal at Mary K. Goode Elementary School, Middleboro, MA

Ms. Rodriguez is a hands-on administrator who inspires and mentors both staff and students. She has taken a state-wide leading role in literacy education by boldly piloting a school-wide reading program that rescheduled the school day to feature a two hour uninterrupted block of time focused on literacy skills. This methodology has required buy in from all teachers in the school, parents and the community to trust in her leadership and is being touted as a model for other Massachusetts schools.