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Margarita Hernandez

Margarita Hernandez (MI '90)

Principal

Burton Elementary School
Grand Rapids, MI

At the time of the Award, Margarita Hernandez was:

Principal
Burton Elementary School
Grand Rapids, MI


Biographical Information

Many schools sponsor "School Spirit Day" or "Dress Up Day," but Burton Elementary School Principal Margarita Hernandez takes a different approach. "Role-Model Day" brings outstanding members of the community into the classroom. Experience in special education and bilingual instruction, as well as a community liaison, child care worker, migrant program school director, and student club advisor, she keeps close to the needs of the students and the concerns of teachers. A distinguished and inspirational educational leader, Ms. Hernandez is widely credited with opening the education process to members of her city's large Hispanic and minority community.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1991 Grand Valley State University, B.A.


Expertise
At-risk Students, Bilingual Education

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