Dr. Suzanne Rodriguez is an expert in school administration and social work with nearly 30 years of professional experience. She applies her expertise to forensic casework involving instances of injury, abuse, and negligence that occur with educational and social service facilities/organizations.
Dr. Rodriguez served as Principal and Assistant Principal at the Dinuba Unified School District for nearly a decade prior to joining Robson Forensic. In these capacities she worked directly with students, teachers, and other support professionals to facilitate 504 plans, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), Student Study Teams (SST), School Attendance Review Boards (SARB), and Expulsion hearings. Working in both a conventional high school setting as well as alternative education environment, Suzanne had direct experience in campus safety and supervision, including student and staff discipline. Prior to her experience as a Principal, Dr. Rodriguez worked as a Learning Director and School Social Worker at the middle and high school levels.
Before she began working in public education, Dr. Rodriguez worked for over 10 years in social services as an alcohol and other drug counselor, program director, and as both a court and probation officer. Here Dr. Rodriguez was responsible for assessing individuals, providing counseling and intervention services, facilitating program services to promote positive social-emotional outcomes, and guiding individuals through social services to promote individual growth, health, and safety. She has direct experience working with children and adults who have experienced foster care, group homes, and correctional facilities. Dr. Rodriguez remains active in social work, teaching Master of Social Work level, Advanced School Social Work courses at Fresno State University.
Dr. Rodriguez earned her Doctorate in Education in addition to her Masters of Social Work and Bachelor of Science degrees. She holds credentials from the State of California relevant to school administration, school counseling, school social work, and child welfare and attendance. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Educational Research Association.