Principal’s Corner

David Rodriguez

We are excited to share with you that Assistant Superintendent David Rodriguez will lead Leroy Greene as Assistant Superintendent/Principal beginning next school year. Over the next few months, he will work closely with the Leroy Greene leadership team and staff to ensure a smooth transition. We are confident that Mr. Rodriguez has the knowledge and integrity that staff, students and families deserve, and that under his leadership, we can do our part to ensure that all Lion students thrive and graduate Leroy Greene Academy as college and career, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens.

As we considered the different options available for filling a principalship, we want you to know that we took this decision very seriously. We included the entire LGA staff in meeting and speaking with Mr. Rodriguez. LGA is doing wonderful things for students and continues to have the capacity to keep growing! Mr. Rodriguez will be a part of working with the current leadership and staff to stay focused on the work at hand, not change direction. This is the value in bringing in a proven leader who has been in NUSD, someone who has significant experience as a site and district leader, and someone who understands the special culture at LGA and will continue to foster that culture.

In the near future, we will provide you with the opportunity to meet and officially welcome Mr. Rodriguez to Leroy Greene Academy. In the meantime, here is a bio so you can get to know him a little better.

David Rodriguez came to Natomas Unified School District three years ago with the same driving force that sparked him to become an educator nearly two decades ago: He wanted to inspire, motivate, and make the same kind of powerful impact that a high school teacher made on his life many years ago.  

Rodriguez earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sacramento State University and began his career as a Spanish teacher at McClatchy High School. With a passion to have a broader impact on students beyond his classroom, he served in a variety of administrative roles in Sacramento City Unified School District including Assistant Principal, Principal, Director in the Student Hearing and Placement Department,  and Administrator on Special Assignment at two high schools.

Bilingual and the first member of his family to graduate from college, Rodriguez shares that he came to NUSD because of our diversity, growth potential, commitment that every student can learn, and our vision that all high school graduates be college and career ready, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens. 

He currently serves as Assistant Superintendent/Principal of Discovery High School while also overseeing CTE and adult education. When asked about his new position at LGA, he shared, “I’m excited to be a part of the LGA family, and I look forward to meeting the parents and students and working collaboratively with staff.”

Rodriguez and his wife – a 5th grade teacher – have two school-aged daughters.