Quise Rodriguez

Quise Rodriguez has worked both as a teacher and administrator in independent and public schools for the past 15 years. She holds an administrative credential as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Justice and Equity in Education from UC, Berkeley. Being born and raised in Oakland, she has a deep love and respect for the Bay Area and its roots in diversity, activism, and community. Having attended independent schools as a child, the value of education was instilled in her at a young age. She is currently a Leadership Coach and Facilitator with Leverage To Lead, a DEI consulting company working towards equitable practices in organizations.

Past Workshops

CATDC coach or consultant providing personalized guidance to a teacher, setting goals for professional growth in a 1-1 session.

Surviving and Sustaining: People of Color in Independent Schools

This three-part online workshop serves to encourage local collaboration and provide tangible takeaways that affirm the experiences of People of Color (PoC) in independent schools and the broader community.


From Theory to Action: DEI for White Administrators

This three-part online workshop is designed to be a brave space where white administrators (i.e. Assistant Heads of School, Division Heads, Deans, DEI Directors) can look at their own identity, their school community, and the values that their schools’ aim to incorporate.

Articles & Resources

Article: Building Community for People of Color in Independent Schools

Learn more about the vital role that affinity groups play for independent school educators of color and our upcoming ongoing program: Surviving and Sustaining.

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Workshop: You Won’t Break My Soul Medicine Program

The You Won't Break My Soul program will explore the ancient Kemetic principles of Self Mastery through contemplative practices such as meditation, breath work, and shadow work. This is a deep dive into cultivating emotional maturity, presence, and magic.

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Video: Surviving and Sustaining

CATDC's Executive Director, Lisa Haney, discusses our upcoming ongoing program, Surviving and Sustaining: People of Color in Independent Schools with facilitators Quise Rodriguez Edwards and Anthony Witte.