Educational Services Coordinator Appointed
Dr. Leslie Hernandez joins Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District with twenty-three (23) years of outstanding experience in using effective educational leadership to positively affect student, staff, and program performance. Currently, Dr. Hernandez serves as the Program Specialist for Special Needs for the West Contra County Unified School District. In her role as Program Specialist, Dr. Hernandez assists in the implementation of special education programs, participates as an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team member and supports schools during their establishments of IEPs. She assists with appropriate student placements into various special education programs, as well as, trains, supervises, and evaluates assigned special education staff.
Principal of Fairmont School in El Cerrito, CA, Ms. Lynn Bernhardt highlights Dr. Hernandez in her letter of recommendation, stating:
“Dr. Hernandez has distinguished herself in her current position as Program Specialist by her strong work ethic and her ability to positively affect educational programs for special needs students. Her positive attitude, her innovation, enthusiasm and her dedication to our students are all exemplary. Dr. Hernandez demonstrates the highest level of professional commitment in her work with teachers and administrators. Her personal and professional qualities of creativity, organization, and superior knowledge of Special Education innovations have enabled Dr. Hernandez to motivate our teachers to develop their facility with innovative best practices in the Special Education field.”
Dr. Hernandez received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Liberal Arts in Special Education, and Master of Arts in Educational Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from Walden University. Ms. Hernandez holds a Multiple Subject Credential, a Professional Education Specialist Credential, as well as a Educational Administration Credential.
The Fairfield-Suisun Management Association is honored to welcome Dr. Leslie Hernandez to the Educational Services Department, the District, and of course the FSUSD Management Team. It is without a doubt that with her education and experience that she will greatly impact FSUSD in a positive way. Welcome aboard Dr. Hernandez!
Meet Dr. Hernandez