Pottstown Superintendent Earns ‘Global Leader’ Award

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown School District Superintendent Stephen Rodriguez has been named as a “2021 Global Transformational Leader” by California-based PowerSchool, a provider of software for operation and management of schools teaching kindergarten through 12th grade in North America. Rodriquez was nominated for the honor by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (above), the district said Monday (July 26, 2021).

It added that Rodriquez relies on “data-driven decisions to create quality educational opportunities” within Pottstown. Those efforts, recognized by the unit and PowerSchool, led him to be named a regional transformation leader award winner during 2020, and at the global level this year. The designations “validate what he’s doing” and recognize how he’s working with his staff “to better support their students,” the unit noted.

“I am honored to be awarded this year’s Transformational Leader Award from PowerSchool,” Rodriquez replied. “The nomination was given in recognition of the work we have done within the district over the past few years. Specifically, our concentrated efforts in data governance: making sure that we have accurate data, and that we are using it to actually help students succeed.”

“Usually, this type of work is detailed, difficult and thankless,” Rodriquez acknowledged. “It is so important for student learning and school culture, but rarely celebrated. I’m so thankful that our entire team can take a public bow for years of dedication that will benefit our school community.”

Rodriguez photo supplied by PowerSchool
Pottstown High photo supplied by the Pottstown School District