Thursday, April 16, 2015

JS: Leader of high-profile St. Anthony School stepping onto bigger stage

Zeus Rodriguez (second from right) met with Sen. Rand Paul, now a Republican candidate for president, during his visit to St. Anthony School in 2014. 
When Zeus Rodriguez was hired four years ago as president of Milwaukee's St. Anthony School, the country's largest K-12 Catholic school system [wow, I had no idea!], he hadn't ever worked in education.

But he had a vision, and verve. And he had experience building things: a medical staffing service, an Internet branding company, a nonprofit to educate Latinos about their educational options, including using taxpayer-funded subsidies to attend private, religious schools, such as St. Anthony.

He expanded the school's reach. And now he's expanding his own.

Rodriguez resigned from St. Anthony on April 1. He plans to expand his nonprofit, Hispanics for School Choice, by opening a second office in Houston. The move comes as the Texas Legislature is considering legislation that could bring in some form of a voucher program.
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