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Kimberly Rodriguez Cano

Kimberly Rodriguez Cano, an experienced consultant, is a former coordinator for special education, director of professional development, and school improvement specialist for the Florida Department of Education, supporting educators in three counties.

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Kimberly Rodriguez Cano

Kimberly Rodriguez Cano, an experienced consultant, is a former coordinator for special education, director of professional development, and school improvement specialist for the Florida Department of Education, supporting educators in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. She was also a high school special education teacher in Virginia before returning to her home state of Florida in 2007.

Kimberly is an innovative leader in educational improvement and organization restructuring. Her collaborative approach to school improvement, professional development, and educator quality maximizes learning opportunities for all students. Kimberly works to improve outcomes by facilitating the effective use of data-driven instructional planning through a collective problem-solving approach.

She earned a degree in psychology from Saint Leo University (class valedictorian) and holds a master of science in special education leadership from Old Dominion University.


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Presentations by Kimberly Rodriguez Cano

  • Creating a Culture of Collective Responsibility in a PLC
  • Strengthening and Sustaining a PLC
  • Collaborative Teaming for Quality Instructional Practices
  • Strategic Planning for Improved Instructional Outcomes
  • Rigor Check-up
  • What’s Your Focus? The Three Big Ideas of a PLC
  • PLCs 101—Laying a Sustainable Foundation
  • Strengthening PLCs Using Data-Based Problem Solving
  • Building and Implementing an Integrated Multitiered System of Support (MTSS)
  • School Improvement Planning—Aligning ALL Efforts
  • School Improvement Planning—Reflective Practices for Leadership

“Thanks for sending me someone that cares more about the process and my school, rather than living off of their past accomplishments.”

Jeffrey V. Skelton, Floyd Elementary School, Nevada

“Kim did a fantastic job of connecting with our team as soon as she walked in the room. She listened and responded authentically to the concerns for our specific site. She helped us establish our first steps and goals for our PLC at our site. I look forward to working with her again in the next few months.”

Julie M. Driskell, teacher, North Mountain Middle School, California