Kristan has been the recipient of numerous honors including the Ansin Intercultural Research Award at Boston University. Dr. Rodriguez specializes her consulting in the application of Universal Design for Learning 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, and was ranked in the top 100 books on Educational Administration on Amazon.
Kristan has been a consultant on leadership and learning for fifteen years, and has traveled nationally to share her expertise. Dr. Rodriguez has served as a Superintendent of Schools, along with other district leadership positions in the field of curriculum and instruction, including experience as an Assistant Superintendent, Director of Curriculum and Curriculum Coordinator. In her two most recent positions, her overall summative rating was “Exemplary”, the highest possible rating in the state of Massachusetts.
She was also a successful Principal and Assistant Principal as well as High School English Teacher. Dr. Rodriguez is an adjunct professor in the field of educational leadership, recently being promoted to Senior Instructor status at Cambridge College. Kristan holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Boston College, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Gordon College and a B.S. in Secondary English Education from Boston University.
Other consulting areas include strategy development, design, and implementation; general leadership practices; administrator mentoring and coaching; data (information) based decision-making; systems thinking; Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS); tiered literacy professional development; standards based instruction; family and community engagement; and educator evaluation.