Manuel Rodríguez joins our MYP Spanish Department this year. Mr. Rodríguez has 14 years’ experience in the Education field and is a native speaker who has taught in a private, as well as public, school setting. He received a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Dallas and he is certified by the state of Texas to teach Bilingual Education, Mathematics and Spanish. His professional interest focuses on communicative approaches to language teaching, cooperative learning and thematic planning. He is also a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. In his free time, he enjoys traveling extensively. Mr. Rodriguez has visited 20 countries, including Spain, Italy, Costa Rica and, most recently, Austria, last year. So far, his favorite country has been Iceland.