Jennifer Rodrigues » About me...................

About me...................


What's your name?


The students call me JRod.

What subject do you teach?

Physical Education, Leadership, & Director of Activities

Please describe your education in the past from colleges & universities 

Cal State Hayward - 1996-2001- B.S in Kinesiology w/ PE Teaching Option

Cal State Hayward - 2002-2003- Teaching Credential

Concordia University Irvine – 2011-2013 – Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration


How long have your been a teacher/staff member? How long have you worked for AHS?

I have been teaching at Arroyo for 21 years.  I have been in the San Lorenzo Unified School District for 22 years.  I spent my first year as a substitute teacher mostly working at Arroyo.

If you could pick one animal to describe yourself, what would it be and why?

My mammal would be a Dolphin.  Dolphins are amazingly agile, athletic and have a playful behavior, making them a favorite of wildlife watchers. Dolphins live in social groups and they have a very loosely structured lifestyle and freely socialize among many different pods.  Dolphins will reach out and joyfully interact with people on a regular basis.

What are some of your hobbies?

Sports - I enjoy watching and playing
Coaching Swimming
Essential Oils

What is one of your favorite memories working here at AHS?

Being here at Arroyo for 20 years I have many favorite memories. Here are my top 6:

1) First Homecoming rally – the spirit was insane.  I also participated in my 1st teacher skit.

2) Being the class advisor for the class of 2005 and winning Homecoming both Junior and Senior year.  This class was an amazing group and had such a strong bond!

3) The spirit and family atmosphere on this campus when I started.  So much fun and so lively!

4)  Taking my 1st group of Arroyo Swimmers to NCS! 

5) Creating memories and stories for students to last a lifetime!

What is some advice you have for students here at AHS?

Have no regrets….get involved in everything you can!

Create memories to last a lifetime!

Be kind to yourself and others!

Be grateful!

Every choice you make shapes your character, so choose wisely!

Everything worth doing takes time and effort!

Say thank you!

Attitude matters more than intelligence or talent!