My name is Tanya Rodriguez and this is my fourth year at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Academy. I had been blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for three years with my children but decided to go back to work when my youngest started Pre-K. My previous work experience was in the commercial insurance industry, so when I decided on part-time work in the OLPHA kitchen, I felt it was God calling me to this school. I instantly felt He had me in the right place. I knew I wanted to do more with the academy and students, as I quickly developed a bond with the kids in the cafeteria. I then became the Kindergarten Aide and I truly feel it is my ministry to be here.
I get to see my own children surround themselves with Christ-filled teachers who are always striving to give them the best academic and religious education. I have also witnessed the amazing support system the school receives from the fantastic OLPHA parents that make teaching and working here a sincere honor.
In 2020, I moved into my newest position here in the library. There is something truly dynamic and special when Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Academy students, families, and staff come together. We are one body of Christ. And I am humbled to be a small part of it.