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Ruben E. Rodriguez

Ruben E. Rodriguez is the Public Relations Manager/Budget Officer for The Washington Post. Ruben joined the newspaper in February of 2001. He manages the Public Relations Departmentís operating budget, community contributions budget as well as the day-to-day operations of the Public Relations Department. Ruben also acts as program manager for community events and the international fellowship programs offered by The Post.

The Public Relations Department manages an array of educational programs such as the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award, the Distinguished Educational Leadership Award for school principals and the Vincent E. Reed Principals Leadership Institute. These awards honor the educators of kindergarten through high school students in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding 18 school districts in Maryland and Virginia, as well as the private school sector. The department also trains principals in management, leadership skills, as well as, media relations through the Principals Leadership Institute. The public relations department conducts four extensive international teaching fellowships. Select area teachers travel abroad each year to study language and culture through the international fellowship program. The Post works with the embassies of Spain, Italy, France and Japan to provide K through 12 teachers and principals the opportunity to study abroad for two to three weeks. Additionally, the department provides classroom funding to over 200 schools in the D.C. area.

Ruben is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. He will attend Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, in the fall of 2007, to earn his masters degree in Communications and Leadership. He serves as a Corporate Amigo for Bell Multicultural High School, also in Washington, D.C.

A native Washingtonian, Ruben is an active member of the community and resides with his wife and three children in Falls Church, Va.

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