Leslie Rodden is interviewed at the STEM Summit 2012.
Leslie Rodden is the Director of Higher Education and Workforce Development, Alliance for Education with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS). She has over twenty years combined experience in education as a teacher at the secondary level and as a program specialist/coordinator/director in career education at the district and county schools level. Leslie works with educators, parents, students, business, labor, and community leaders to support student achievement and career preparation. She provides technical support to schools in order to prepare students for postsecondary options and the 21st Century workplace. She works with business and community partners to build comprehensive career education systems, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; develops instructional strategies that infuse academic rigor and relevance into the classroom; and provides partnerships for work-based learning experiences for both students and teachers. Prior to the Alliance for Education, Leslie served as Project Specialist for Career Technical Education at San Bernardino City Unified School District and coordinated the Horizons School-to-Career Partnership at SBCSS from 1998/99 â€“ 2002/03.