Ms. Valeria Rodriguez joins St. Stephen's as Science teacher for Grades 3-5. She is a STEM educator, author & illustrator, graphic facilitator, and instructional technologist who has worked as an educator since 2009 in classroom teaching, adult training, curriculum development, community development, and program design.
She was born and raised in Miami and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Academy High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Biology at the University of Florida. Valeria has worked internationally in a variety of areas and has a passion for space education and exploration and is piloting a program in conjunction with NASA this year at St. Stephen's.
When she is not working, Valeria can be found adventuring with her son, Nico, and black lab, ClaireBear, around the world, training for triathlons (sprints to 70.3), and creating opportunities to empower kids in all kinds of communities.
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