Miguel Angel Rodriguez (he/him/his) is an artist, comedian, and educator. Hailing from Chicago, he began his career in education in the South Bronx. In 2016, Miguel was one of 12 recipients to be awarded the Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award. He served as the assistant principal of KIPP Bloom College Prep in the Englewood neighborhood from 2017-2021. Miguel has a performing arts background and is passionate about increasing arts access for students of color. Over the last 10 years, he has created two performing arts programs in schools where he was a teacher.
Miguel is a member of the 2020-21 Surge Fellowship cohort, which unites, accelerates and empowers emerging leaders of color in education. On the weekends, Miguel performs comedy.
Miguel holds a BA in Dance and Chicano/a & Latina/o Studies from Pomona College, and MA in the science of education from Pace University. Miguel was a teen ensemble member with APTP from 1999-2003 and is a graduate of Volta Elementary and Roosevelt High School, both community public schools in Albany Park.Back to People