Since 1974, Robert M. Rodrigues has inspired Chartiers Valley High School (CHVS) students with his unique candor, compassion, and teaching style.

“Mr. Rod”, as his students affectionately call him, turns history lessons into life lessons that students carry with them into adulthood.  Through innovative assignments and opportunities, Mr. Rod connects students to community leaders, business executives, and veterans who provide firsthand knowledge of historical events while imparting leadership principles.

Whether teaching students to write a college-level paper, speaking in public, or analyzing the impact of the Vietnam War, Mr. Rod motivates and empowers CVHS students with his enthusiasm and creativity.  Students retain life lessons learned in his classes, field trips, and expert panels.  His commitment to producing future leaders for the betterment of the community is as steadfast as when he first began teaching in 1969.