Jesse Rodriguez
Statewide Coordinator Self-Determination Project
Memorial Hall, Rm. 7300-C


Jesse Rodriguez is an Education Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Education’s Region 5 Training & Technical Assistance Center at James Madison University. His focus areas include self-determination and low-incidence disabilities, and is always poking around with some sort of educational or assistive technology. In his current role as Co-State Coordinator of I’m Determined, a state-directed project funded by the VDOE that focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior, he helps coordinate and support the work happening in all eight superintendent regions in Virginia. Before becoming an Education Coordinator, Jesse worked with students with intellectual disabilities and autism as a K-12 special education teacher.