Museum Village will honor “Icons of the Hudson Valley” at its 10th annual fund-raising gala on Oct. 25 at The Falkirk Estate & Country Club in Central Valley.
Those to be honored include:
Education Icon: Elsie Rodriguez, the superintendent of Monroe-Woodbury School District.
Automotive Dealership Icon: Paul and Dwight Healey, owners of the Healey Brothers Dealership.
Family-Owned Business Icon: Henry, Tom and Heidi Alders, owners of Alders Wholesale Florist
Since 2015, Elsie Rodriguez has served as superintendent of schools for the Monroe-Woodbury School District, the largest public school district in Orange County.
Prior to that, she was the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in Monroe-Woodbury from 2012-2014, and served as interim director, secondary education, from 2010-2012.
Rodriguez was also principal of the Monroe-Woodbury Middle School from 2005-2012 and assistant principal from 2001-2005.
Rodriguez’s years of experience have provided her a K-12 perspective on all aspects of educational programs and insights in how to meet the diverse needs of learners.
Her career began in the classroom where she served as a fifth grade teacher, an eighth grade teacher and then branched out as a guidance counselor in a private school district. She then served as dean of students and a high school social studies teacher in the East Ramapo School District.
Rodriguez earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale; master’s degree from Iona College in New Rochelle; school administrator/supervisor certification from the College of New Rochelle; and school district leader certification from Bank Street College in New York City.
She was awarded the 2012 New York State Association for Women in Administration Pathfinder Award, the 2014 New York State English Council Educator of Excellence Award, 2018 Educational Leadership Award and this year she will be awarded the Education Icon of Hudson Valley Award.
The superintendent resides in Warwick with her husband Juan. She has two grown children and is the proud grandmother to one adorable grandson.
For additional information about the program, call 845 782-8248.