Dorothy Linder Elementary School

Campus Leadership

Principal Rodriguez

Linder Principal Rodriguez

This is my fifteenth year in AISD, during which I have been an elementary school teacher, worked as an elementary instructional specialist for K-5th, and served as an assistant principal.  I am eager to continue my passion for educating all students at Dorothy Linder Elementary.

I am a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where I received my Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development and Master of Education with a focus on social justice and equity. I am married with two wonderful children, ages 9 and 7, both of whom are students in Austin ISD, and a 5-year-old Yorkie. I enjoy jogging, dancing, family movie nights, and reading with my family. I am honored to be the principal of Linder and I am looking forward to getting to know and support the students, families, and staff at Linder Elementary! 

As an elementary principal, I have the privilege of collaborating with our amazing assistant principal, Mr. Mario Lira, M.Ed., to create a nurturing and inspiring school environment. Together, we harness our creativity, intelligence, and friendly approach to ensure positive outcomes for our students. From implementing innovative teaching methods to organizing engaging extracurricular activities, our shared goal is to empower our young learners and help them flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.