Board President

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Roberto Rodriguez



  • Master of Arts, International Relations, University of San Diego
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations / Spanish, University of San Diego

Elected Office

  • Palomar Community College Governing Board (2020)
  • California Teachers Association Board of Directors (2016-Present)
  • Elected, President, Sweetwater Education Association (2013-2016)
  • State Council of Education, California Teachers Association (2008-2016)

Professional Career

  • Teacher, Social Science, Sweetwater Union High School Dist. (1987-present)

Professional Organizations/Associations

  • Sweetwater Education Association
  • California Teachers Association
  • National Education Association
  • San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
  • American Political Science Association

Personal Information
Roberto Rodriguez is a veteran educator whose upbringing was truly bi-cultural. He grew up and went to school both in Imperial Beach and Tijuana. He has been a Social Science teacher in the Sweetwater Union High School District since 1987, teaching mostly AP Government and Economics. His commitment to public education has led him to local and statewide advocacy work. Roberto has made Vista his home for the last 15 years with his partner Dr. Molly Faulkner and their “kids” Josie the Beagle mix and Jack the mystery terrier.