|Present||Board of Directors, Illinois Association for Gifted Children|
|Present||President, Illinois Math and Science Academy|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|Present||Member, American Association of School Administrators (AASA)||Present||Member, American Education Research Association||Present||Member, Association for Supervision, Curriculum and Development||Present||Member, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents||Present||Board of Directors, Illinois Association for Gifted Children|
Honors and Awards
- 2014 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award
- STEM Equity Pipeline
|2004 - 2006||Fellow, Harvard Business School|
|2005||Fellow, Eli Broad Urban Superintendents Academy|
|1999||Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Maryland at College Park|
|1985||Master of Education, University of Maryland at College Park|
|1983||Bachelor of General Studies, University of Maryland at College Park|
|1980||Associates of Arts, Prince George's Community College|
Educational Leadership (7)
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Reunión Nacional de Profesores PrepaTec 2020 Keynotes, Speeches, and Lectures (2020)
LEGISLATIVE MANDATE 1 The primary role of the Academy shall be to offer a challenging education for students talented in the areas of mathematics and science. LEGISLATIVE MANDATE 2 The Academy shall also carry a ...
Teaching in the Classroom with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Publications & Research (2020)
Engagement in the United nations Sustainability Goals (SDGs) • As an academy - What are the UN SDGs?- IMSA history with the SDGs- ISSF 2018 • In the classroom - Introduction of UN SDG projects ...
Year of Inquiry into Student Mental Health Publications & Research (2020)
Year of Inquiry Objectives To engage in an in-depth examination of a current challenge that significantly influences IMSA’s work and mission To identify both the scope of and potential solutions to the challenge Topic: Student ...
Nurturing the Next Generation of Discoverers, Creators and Thinkers Keynotes, Speeches, and Lectures (2018)
Over 154,000 babies are born in Illinois each year. By the end of my talk today, 10 children will be born. These children will graduate high school in 2036. Imagine the kind of world these ...
To engage students in STEM, engage them in the world Publications & Research (2017)
Over the coming years, the next generation of bright young minds will have to confront climate change, humanitarian crises, income inequality, and the other great challenges of our age. But for now, those challenges can ...
Leadership Lessons for the 21st Century: Superintendents' Perspectives Huff Post Education (2015)
Celebrating 50 years in the educational leadership business, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) asked practitioners from around the country, including dozens of Superintendents, to share their leadership lessons. The responses culminated in ten leadership ...
Education & Equity (4)
City of Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board 2015 Annual Community Breakfast Scholarship Awards Ceremony (2015)
Thank you Mayor (Tom) Weisner— and good morning everyone. I am delighted to be here to support your commitment—our commitment—to develop, empower and advance Hispanics and their accomplishments in and beyond the community of Aurora, ...
Cross-Boundary Leaders for Education & Equity Symposium: Preparing Leaders for Public Education Institute for Educational Leadership (2014)
Public education has become an increasingly polarizing topic. Yet, experience and research tell us that solutions to our most pressing educational issues are likely to emerge when leaders work together across boundaries—be they ideological, geographical, ...
2019 Convocation Convocation (2019)
Welcome: Katie Berger, Executive Director of Student Affairs Pledge of Allegiance: Ray Shang '20, Student Council President Opening Remarks: José M. Torres, Ph.D., President Opening Remarks: Robert Hernandez, Ph.D., Principal Featured Musical Selection: Alexandra Plattos ...
2018 Convocation Convocation (2018)
Welcome: Katie Berger, Executive Director of Student Affairs Pledge of Allegiance: Srivinay Tummarakota '19, Student Council President Opening Remarks: José M. Torres, Ph.D., President Opening Remarks: Robert Hernandez, Ph.D., Principal Featured Musical Selection: Luke Musgrave, ...
2017 Convocation Convocation (2017)
Welcome: Katie Berger, Executive Director of Student Affairs Pledge of Allegiance: Rebecca Xun '18, Student Council President Opening Remarks: José M. Torres, Ph.D., President Opening Remarks: Robert Hernandez, Ph.D., Principal Featured Musical Selection: Nathan Huxtable, ...
2016 Convocation Convocation (2016)
Welcome: Robert Hernandez, Ph.D., Treasurer, Executive Director of Student Affairs Pledge of Allegiance: Madison Dong, Student Council President Opening Remarks: José M. Torres, Ph.D., President Opening Remarks: Marie Dillon Dahleh, Ph.D., Principal Featured Musical Selection ...