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Rodrigo José Álvarez Montero Méndez

Rodrigo Jose Alvarez Montero Mendez
Founding teacher
(2011 )
Academic co-coordinator
(February 2012 - January 2015 )
Site author and Webmaster
(February 2012 - ... )
Institutional Facebook® account administrator
(Agosto 2013 - January 2014)
Freshman "Welcome Day” coordinator
(February 2012 - July 2014)
Head of Department of “Moral/ethical values, critical thinking and study techniques"
(February 2012 - July 2014 )
Head of Department of “Science"
(February 2012 - July 2014)
School counsellor
(February 2014 - August 2014)
Teachers' continuing professional development officer 
(August 2014 - Enero 2015)
Reading promotion program
(August 2014 - ...)


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Who am I?

1.- Reading, on paper or digitally?



2.- Besides or instead your current career, which one would you had pursued ?
Marine biologist / chef


3.- Which high school did you attend?

Colegio Preparatorio de Xalapa, Diurno. ("la Juárez")


4.- Favorite quotes

1.- What we need as mankind, is invest not on Science and Technology but on Empathy. (personal quote)


2.- In a developed country poors do not have cars but rich ones take public transportation. 


3.- If you want to know how civilized a man is, observe the way he treats his most significant one. In the same manner, the best barometer for the extent of civilization of a country, is to observe the life's condition of its women.  Norberto Bobbio.


4.- At the end, life is wiser than our  attachments.


5. Tribulation does not exist outside our mind, The true nature of our problems is the ilusion of discomfort that exists in it.



5.- Favorite books

Los pésimos ejemplos de Dios, según la Biblia – Pepe Rodríguez


Awareness Anthony de Mello S.J.


Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett


The four agreementsMiguel Ruiz


The language of letting go - Melody Beattie


6.- Favorite poems

Cuando sepas hallar una sonrisa – Enrique González Martínez


Redondillas – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz


En paz – Amado Nervo


La suave patria – Ramón López Velarde


Asonancias – Salvador Díaz Mirón


Funeral Blues - Wystan Hugh Auden


Profecía - Rafael de León


Cobardía - Amado Nervo


Poema XV - Pablo Neruda


Puedo escribir los versos más tristes, esta noche - Pablo Neruda


Espero cuarme de ti - Jaime Sabines


Si tú me olvidas - Pablo Neruda


Ausencia - Jorge Luis Borges


Para recobrar - Francisco Luis Bernárdez


Desamor - Benjamín Garcimarrero


Plegaria de los huérfanos - Fernando del Paso


7.-Favorite cake flavors





8.- Favorite songs

These four walls – Miley Cyrus

Calma antes de la tormenta – Soraya

Cuatro vidas – Eydie Gormé

Our song – Taylor Swift

No digas nada - RBD


9.- Favorite movies


Office Space

Four weeddings and a funeral


City of angels


10.- Hobbies

To learn!



To go to cinema

To play videogames

To sleep

Workshop and PIANI


(from 2012 onward)

August 2011 to January 2012

English I

February 2012 to July 2012

August 2012 to January 2013

Guitar training

February 2013 to July 2013

August 2013 to January 2014


February 2014 to July 2014

August 2014 to January 2015

The above picture belongs to the teacher's personal archive and is used here for illustration purpose only. The picture illustrates the space in which research activities are performed by the teacher in the 'Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute' but its inclusion does not try to imply any association between that Center and this school.

Foto Cinvestav inglés
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