As I wind down to the last day there are a few things I would like to express……

As everyone knows being President of the greatest association I have ever know was never on my bucket list but I cannot explain how Jehovah makes things happen and puts them into perspective.

I have never been SO incredibly blessed and honored to work with such an incredible group of people! From all those at the local, district, region, state, and national level of PTA, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!!

Our quest is not an easy one and does not come with light decisions. I hope you will keep the torch lit high! Remember EVERY second of everyday that EVERY SINGLE child counts and the best way for them to prepare for a great future is through an awesome education to prepare them to be responsible, kind, loving, knowledgeable and so much more, adults. Of course all of us have our own views and feelings but I truly believe that if we lead with respect for each other’s views, even if we disagree, and love we can accomplish anything.

Thank you for all of you that have had such an everlasting impact on me during my term. I hope I have been able to give you a gift as special as you have given to me. I love you all and wish you the VERY best in all of your future endeavors. It has been such a rewarding experience that until you actually walk in my shoes you cannot understand just how deep it is.

With the upmost honor to serve as your State President,

Matthew John Rodriguez