Our first staff person of the month to be recognized is Mr. Carlos Rodrigues, our new Vice Principal in charge of Culture and Climate. When the student council was asked who has contributed to making our school safer and learning ready—-they nominated Mr. Carlos Rodrigues even though he is part of the Discipline Team which is a credit to him. He is always ready to help students, parents, and staff in everyday activities. His motto is; I love my students because I was them.” Mr. Rodrigues was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He received his degrees from Kean University and St Peter’s. He was the senior tech for IDT Corporation before he went to Weequahic High school as a teacher and then the Tech Coordinator. Mr. Rodriquez was also involved with Newark Teachers Union where he was a Vice President. He also served as Vice President of the NJ State Federation of Teachers. Mr. Rodrigues continues to give back to our community where he is Vice president Club Espana Nonprofit Community Organization and is a soccer coach for ISC. Mr. Rodrigues is married to the beautiful Ramona whom was a graduate of East Side and is presently a teacher at Ann Street. They have three little boys. No one works harder to ensure our school is better and because of him, our school is better. So, our first and well deserved honor as Staff person of the Month goes to Mr. Carlos Rodrigues. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to all of us. Congratulations.