Hello, my name is Mederic Rodriguez. I teach 9th grade physical science at Cedartown Middle School. This is my 4th year at CMS and my 7th year teaching. Although I have lived in Georgia most of my life, I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I lived for five years.
I love science; therefore, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kennesaw State University in 2010. I also enjoy teaching and obtained a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Southern California in 2012. My hobbies include music and writing, and I am active at my church as the youth director and music director.
As a teacher I seek to bring out the best in students by continually believing in their ability to do well. The skills taught in my class, problem solving and team work, are skills that will help them succeed at whatever they decide to do with their lives. My goal is for them to believe in themselves the way I do so that they can consistently do well not just in my course but in all their courses.
I am looking forward to a great year and I hope that together we can accomplish great things at Cedartown Middle School.
- Regular Schedule
- Homeroom: 8:20-8:30
- Planning: 8:30-9:25
- Flex Planning: 9:25-10:15
- 3rd Period: 10:15-11:05
- 4th Period: 11:05-11:55
- 5th Period: 11:55-12:55
- Lunch: 12:55-1:20
- 6th Period: 1:20-2:15
- 7th Period: 2:15-3:15
Re-Test Opportunities for Middle/High Schools:
Re-testing: All departments in both middle and high schools have re-testing opportunities for students.
- Students are allowed to retest one test per quarter, per subject.
- Retest can earn full credit.
- This retest policy does not include final exams or benchmark assessments.
- Remediation is required from teacher or Directed Studies.
- If close to half or more of the class fails, the material is to be retaught and the test given again for full credit.
- If a student chooses not to use the retest option for either quarter, the lowest attempted test grade per class will be dropped at the end of the semester.
- Retest Policy and dropping of the lowest grade does not apply to Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment. Use of either is up to the discretion of the teacher per course.