Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Amanda Rodriguez

Welcome to Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Small's First Grade Class!  


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Welcome to our class.  My name is Amanda Rodriguez.  I am a lifelong Hendrick Hudson community member.  As a Hendrick Hudson graduate, I am honored to now be teaching in the very district where my love of learning bloomed.  After my years at Hendrick Hudson, I graduated from SUNY Cortland with my bachelor’s degree in Geography and then from Mercy College where I obtained my Master’s degree in Elementary Education. I am dual certified in Elementary Education and Students with Disabilities.  I have been a teacher for the past 13 years, 5 years of that experience being a first-grade teacher. While I may be new to this class, please rest assured that your children are in good hands. I myself am a mother, and I know the emotions that coincide with trusting another adult with our children.  My years of experience, professional development along with the enormous support I have here at FGL, will be more than enough to provide your children with a safe, exciting and loving environment, as well as an incredible education this year.

On a personal note, I have two boys, Christopher and Santino.  Christopher just started 3rd grade at BV and Santino is just over a year old and learning how to walk.  My husband Eddie is a HVAC professional as well as a licensed home inspector.  My family lives in the community and I’m sure we either have or will run into each other at sporting events or at the local shops and restaurants.  

We have a very exciting year in store for your children and are looking forward to sharing this educational journey with you.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.