Dr. Kenny Rodrequez became Superintendent of the Grandview C-4 School District in July 2016.
Before serving as Superintendent, Dr. Rodrequez served for two years as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Grandview C-4 School District where his responsibilities included the direction and overall delivery of K-12 curriculum programs and providing leadership for all Elementary and Secondary schools.
Dr. Rodrequez has served in several capacities throughout his career, all of which have had student success at their core. He was a music educator for 8 years in two different states, including being a band director, percussion instructor, and district music resource teacher. Dr. Rodrequez moved into school administration in 2004 and has held site level positions of assistant principal and principal before moving into district-level positions of director and assistant superintendent.
He was selected to create and implement the first Early College High School program in Tulsa through a partnership with Tulsa Community College. He directed the Tulsa Innovative School network, which served 1,200 plus students in grades K-12, and served as a lead examiner for the Oklahoma Quality Award Foundation, based upon the Baldrige process. In both Oklahoma and Missouri, he has done extensive work on the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems in an effort to raise academic achievement and build collaborative relationships between teachers and administrators. He has been able to increase student achievement in each of the positions and school districts in which he has been fortunate to be a leader.
Dr. Rodrequez has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Music Education, a Master of Science degree from Oklahoma State University in School Leadership, and completed his Doctorate degree from Baker University in School Administration. He completed the national superintendents certification through the American Association of School Administrators in 2020 and remains active within the Missouri Association of School Administrators.
Outside of his professional life, he has been happily married since 1996 to his wife Tracie. They have two wonderful children, Izzy and Jackson, both of whom graduated from Grandview High School.
Past AASA Missouri Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2023 Missouri Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Jason Snodgrass
2022 Missouri Superintendent of the Year: Curtis Cain
2021 Missouri Superintendent of the Year: Peter Stiepleman
About the Award:
The Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State-level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement