Gilbert Rodriguez, Principal

Gilbert Rodriguez, Principal

  • Welcome to Ida Jew Academy! It is with great anticipation and excitement that I introduce myself as your Principal of Ida Jew Academy. I look forward to working with you in collaboration to provide our students meaningful learning experiences. 

    I was born and raised in San Jose and attended local schools in the area. I am also the first in my family to graduate from college. I attended Notre Dame de Namur University earning a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English with a Minor in Communication. With a desire to teach, I earned my teaching credential from the National Hispanic University.  As your Principal, I plan to contribute to the Ida Jew Academy through my past experiences in education as a student, teacher, site administrator (Middle and High School) and as a parent. Outside of work I spend my time with my two children and wife and can often be found enjoying the sites and sounds of the bay area. Let’s have a great 2019-2020 school year.


    Go Pumas!


    Gilbert Rodriguez



    "The end of all education should surely be service to others."

     - Cesar E. Chavez