Effective Living

Summary. On 6 May 2009, in a Public Radio broadcast of The Story, Dick Gordon interviewed Doug Rodriguez, the Principal of Miami Central Senior High. This is an amazing and inspiring story that every educator should listen to. Click here to download the MP3 audio of the interview.

“President Obama recently outlined the administration’s accomplishments during his first 100 days in office. Today we talk with another man who has taken the reins of a troubled institution during unprecedented times. In December, Doug Rodriguez was asked by his superintendent to take over a school that received five failing marks in five years- Miami Central Senior High If the school failed again, it would be taken over or shut down. Doug has been charged with turning things around in a matter of weeks. The test scores came back last week and to his great pleasure, Doug says the data shows tremendous improvement already.” [More]

This radio interview is a syndicated broadcast produced by North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC. The studio of WLRN Public Radio for South Florida assisted in the production of this radio interview. The Story is produced by American Public Media.