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Rodriguez, Kristan

Adjunct Instructor
Boston College
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Educational leadership

Community Involvement

School Council Member, Woburn Memorial High School

Courses Taught

ECL725 - Instructional Leadership: Supervision and Administration of Educational Personnel


Ph.D. - Boston College - Educational Administration
M.Ed. - Gordon College - Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. - Boston University - Secondary English Education


Kristan Rodriguez, Ph.D. is a highly successful K-12 administrator and college instructor with twenty years experience in the field of education. Kristan is the founder of Rodriguez Educational Consulting Agency and has presented nationally on leadership and learning for the past 15 years. Dr. Rodriguez specializes her consulting in the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the field of educational leadership. The book she co-authored Universally Designed Leadership is the premier title for implementing UDL in systems and schools. Dr. Rodriguez has been the recipient of numerous honors including the Ansin Intercultural Research Award from Boston University.  Kristan spent her childhood living internationally in Europe, Africa, and Asia. She now resides in Massachusetts with her husband and children.

Professional Experience
  • University Course Developer and Adjunct Professor
  • MA DESE Contractor
  • Regional Professional Development Coordinator
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Director of Curriculum
  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Classroom Teacher
Awards & Recognitions
  • Ansin Intercultural Research Award, Boston University
  • Dean’s Award, Boston College
Research & Publications
  • Novak, K. & Rodriguez, K (2016). Universally designed leadership: Applying UDL to systems and schools. Wakefield, MA: CAST Professional Pub.
  • Rodriguez, K. (2006). Practitioners' perceptions on the benefits of principal mentoring programs in Massachusetts public elementary schools. (Boston College).
Selected Presentations
  • Rodriguez, K. (2017). Universally Designed Leadership. UDL-IRN 2017 Summit Orlando, FL.
  • Rodriguez, K. (2017). Universally Designed Leadership. MESPA Conference. Devens, MA.
  • Rodriguez, K., Oliveira, K., & Giles, C. (2017). Universally Designed Leadership. Association of Educational Service Agencies: AESA Regional Meeting Lenox, MA.
  • Rodriguez, K. (2017). Universally Designed Leadership and Universally Designed Professional Development. Building Learning Communities 17 Boston, MA.
  • Rodriguez, K. & Novak, K. (2016). It Takes a Village: Building Engagement with all Stakeholders. CAST Symposium. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
  • Rodriguez, K. & Presser, D. (2016). Planning for Continuous Improvement. MASC/MASS Joint Conference Hyannis, MA.