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Personal Profile: Laura Rodriguez

Name: Laura Rodriguez

Occupation: principal at Lee Elementary School, Denton ISD

Web site:

Birth date and place: June 19, Laredo

Family: No immediate family since I am a widow and I do not have any children

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: the little people and the big people that I work with.

My business philosophy is: It is all about relationships and how much we consider people our greatest asset. If I could, I’d be a better colleague.

I’m so sick of: worrying about my weight.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Harry Houdini, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy and Mohandas Gandhi.

My hobbies are: few and far between.

The last book I read was: The 3rd Alternative: Surviving Life’s Most Difficult Problems by Stephen Covey.

I wish I knew how to: eliminate stress.

My worst habit is: not eliminating stress.

Nobody knows I: have written a children’s book.

The person I most admire is: my youngest brother.

My guilty pleasure is: any chocolate candy with nuts.

I drive a: Dodge Journey.

I’d like to be driving a: Honda Civic.

My favorite restaurant is: every single one I’ve eaten at.

I’m happiest when: I am at my school working.

I regret: That life is too short, and I am just realizing it at this age.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Go to places I’ve never been within the United States.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: that there were no lights on U.S. Highway 380 so it would be a straight shot to the Dallas North Tollway.

When I retire, I plan to: enjoy it.

Community activities: member of the Denton Chapter of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas.

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