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Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez, President

Armando "Mando" Rodriguez is a Leadership TASB Master Trustee serving his fifth term on the Canutillo ISD School Board, where his fellow trustees have elected him as Board President, Vice President and Secretary. Rodriguez has the distinction of being one of the youngest people ever to be elected into office in El Paso County, and has made it his mission to improve the quality of education in his community – especially for underserved students.

A graduate of Canutillo High School and the University of Texas at El Paso, Rodriguez is a native of the Border and a leader in his community. Through his work, he ensures that students have access to high-quality educational, fine arts and athletic facilities. He also is one of the founding members of the Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education – the only organization specifically designed to award scholarships to Canutillo graduates.

During his time as a Trustee, Rodriguez has played a key role in modernizing Canutillo schools. Some of the accomplishments while on the Board include the establishment of Northwest Early College, a National Blue Ribbon School and one of the best high schools in the country according to U.S. News & World Report; the creation of the Canutillo Connect initiative that bridged the digital divide in the community by distributing Apple devices to all students and creating better internet connectivity throughout the District; and the back-to-back A rating for the District by the Texas Education Agency – the only District in the region to achieve this distinction.

Rodriguez’s work on behalf of students extends beyond El Paso. He was recently recommended by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Nominations Committee to serve as incoming Second Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term.

Rodriguez currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board, a nomination that was historic for the El Paso region because I was the first trustee from Region 19 to serve as an officer on the TASB Board of Directors since David Sublasky of Fabens ISD in 1997-98. Before then, only two other El Paso area trustees have served as TASB officers – Ross Borrett, Ysleta ISD, 1975-76; and Ted Andress, El Paso ISD 1958-59.

In addition to his recent TASB officer nomination, he currently serves as the Region 19 Representative on the TASB Board of Directors. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

Other leadership positions include serving on the National School Board Association Board of Directors, the previous chair of the National Hispanic Council for NSBA, and as secretary of the National School Board Action Center for NSBA. Rodriguez has also served as president of the Mexican American School Board Association and president of the Far West Texas School Board Association. 

Term: Nov. 2020-Nov. 2024


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