Michael Hernandez (Photo: A. David Dahmer)

Latino Professionals Association (LPA) Leadership Roundtable with Principal Michael Hernandez will take place Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m. at the Brink Lounge.

Michael Hernandez, principal of East High School since fall 2015, has a great deal of experience under his belt. With eight years of service in the Madison Metropolitan School District, and past roles as principal in California and the Chicago area, Hernandez brings a plethora of experience and value to Madison’s East High School.

A speech impediment and a reading-related learning disability slowed him early on, but those challenges haven’t held him back and now give him insight into helping students overcome adversity. Devoted to increased educational opportunity for all youth, Hernandez collaborates with colleagues inside his school as well as across the broader community to develop dynamic programs to best engage young learners. To ensure he remains responsive to the needs of our adolescents, he is also intentional about ongoing professional growth. He’s earned three master’s degrees to inform his work and is currently working on a doctorate in Education at Edgewood College.

Join us for an evening with Principal Hernandez to learn more about his professional pathway, how he’s gotten here, and where he’s going next, at the LPA Leadership Roundtable on February 25.