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André Michael Rodriguez

8101 West Pomona Drive Arvada, CO 80005  Phone: 303.982.0724     Email:amrodrig@jeffco.k12.co.us    

Websites: www.amrodriguez.pbworks.com




Career Objective: To create inspirational educational experiences for secondary students at a school that endorses the arts as an essential learning tool



University of Northern Colorado            

Graduation: May 2009

Major: Theatre Arts            

Concentration: Secondary Teaching           

Secondary Licensure: Theatre Education

Minor: English (NCLB Highly Qualified)

Drama and English PLACE Exam (Passed)


Teaching Experience and Employment Summary

Pomona High School (Fall 2009 to present)               Grades 9—12

Theatre and English Instructor (Pomona Arts and Humanities Program)

Co-Director of the Catwalk Theatre Company

Director of Colorado State Thespian Troupe 4203


  • ·      Pomona Arts and Humanities Instructor—English and Theatre
  • ·      Developed and conducted arts integration methods in the English classroom: Lessons aligned with Jeffco CAP documentation and Colorado State Model Content Standards


    • ·      Distinguished in curriculum and instructional design; focus on student learning
    • ·      Individualized instruction sessions with diverse student population
    • ·      CSAP Proctor: complete facilitation of reading and mathematics assessment
    • ·      Director of All Shook Up
    • ·      Technical Director of Almost, Maine
    • ·      Technical Director of Rocket Man
    • ·      Catwalk Theatre Guild meetings, budget, fundraising, community development
    • ·      Professional Development Training: Pomona Parent and Staff Partnership, RTI, Jeffco Theatre District meetings, AEIC Art Institution



Creative Spaces                                                                      

Teaching Artist with Gillian McNally

UNC Drama/Visual Arts Summer Camp for Teens            

Summer 2008


Denver School of Science and Technology                            

Teaching Artist—Improv


Moore Middle School           

Stage Combat and Improv Workshops


Theatre Education Workshop                                       

Colorado Thespian Conference     


Workshops, Presentations, and Specialized Training

  • ·  Creative Drama—complementing traditional teaching methods by integrating the arts into the core curriculum
  • ·  Improvisational Theatre; Musical Theatre; Acting; Directing; Commedia del Arte; Shakespeare; Masks; Stage Combat; Playwriting; Stage Makeup; Carpentry; Set Design
    • ·  Theatre for Young Audiences workshop with the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre
    • ·  Arts Advocacy in Education—Workshop at UNC
    • ·  UNC’s Recruitment Program—Developed close relationships with top theatre universities from around the country; recruited students at Colorado State Thespian Conference and the International Thespian Festival
      • ·  Colorado State Thespian High School Adjudicator and Registration

UNC’s Leadership Program in Education Workshop





Directing Credits


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Catwalk Theatre Company

Fall 2011


The Drowsy Chaperone


Catwalk Theatre Company

Spring 2011


All Shook Up                                     


Catwalk Theatre Company        

Spring 2010


The Amazing Food Detective                                   


Kaiser Permanente and Weld County

Dept. of Public Health

Summer 2009


Sweeney Todd                                           

Assistant Director           

Catwalk Theatre Company

Spring 2009


The Laramie Project                                      


University of Northern Colorado

Fall 2008



Assistant Director           

University of Northern Colorado

Spring 2008



Assistant Director           

Educational Theatre Association

Summer 2008




Technical Directing Credits

Out of Order

Technical Director

Catwalk Theatre Company

Fall 2011


The Servant of Two Masters

Technical Director

Catwalk Theatre Company

Fall 2010


Rocket Man

Technical Director

Catwalk Theatre Company

Fall 2009


Almost, Maine

Technical Director

Catwalk Theatre Company

Fall 2009


Children’s Theatre Experience

  • ·      The Amazing Food Detective: Director—partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Weld County’s Live Well Program to advance health       awareness to K—5 children
  • ·      Tomato Plant Girl—Actor in traveling tour; UNC 2008
  • ·      The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria—Actor in the Helen Langworthy Theatre; UNC 2006



Honors and Awards

  • ·      Staged Reading of Ten Years Later: An Epilogue with keynote speaker, Judy Shepard
  • ·      Best Director and Play in 2008 for The Laramie Project credited by the Greeley Tribune
  • ·      Best Musical in 2008 for Hairspray credited by the Greeley Tribune—Assistant Director
  • ·      Recipient of the University of Northern Colorado Price and Glady’s Hopkins Scholarship
  • ·      Recipient of the University of Northern Colorado Leadership Scholarship
  • ·      Awarded Theatre Student of the Year in 2007 by the College of Performing and Visual Arts
  • ·      Member of the University of Northern Colorado Dean’s List 2007/2008





Mary Schuttler, Academic Advisor (970) 690-7176

Gillian McNally, University Professor (970) 351-2597

R. Gavin Mayer, Mentor (303) 210-8724



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