Rodriguez, Richard

Mr. Richard Rodriguez Social Studies Phone 210-989-1500      

I attended Texas A&M University - San Antonio, where I received my Bachelor's Degree in History with a minor in Political Science. 


Before coming to McCollum High School in August of 2014, I taught for two and a half years at City Center Health Careers (CCHC), a small charter school near downtown San Antonio. While at CCHC, I taught all four high school grade levels of history (9th Grade-World Geography; 10th Grade-World History; 11th Grade-US History; and 12th Grade-Government/Economics). While at McCollum, I have taught 9th Grade World History, and will continue to do so this year. I look forward to another year of educating a new freshmen class on the numerous eras of world history which span roughly 5,000 years.  


At the start of my senior year at Natalia High School, I enlisted in the United States Navy and left after graduation to attend boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois in August of 1999. I served for 4 years on active duty aboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73), stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. I enlisted in the United States Army Reserves, following my service in the United States Navy, until I was honorably discharged in September of 2012. During my 13 year military career I visited many countries and sailed over several seas and across the Atlantic Ocean. I deployed halfway around the world three times, and was on-board the USS George Washington off the coast of New York City on the afternoon of September 11, 2001... in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I am a veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. I feel my military service gave me plenty of real world experience, in the United States and abroad, that has served me well in teaching history at the high school level.  


Supply List 

All students will require a spiral notebook, pens (any color other than red), and/or pencils. These will be the supplies students will use throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

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