From the NEAP web site....
"Our Chief Executive Officer
With a successful track record of turning around low performing schools at every stage of his 22-year career as an educator, Mr. Jeffrey Hernandez brings his diverse experience and unique methods into every facet of school improvement."
Palm Beach district records show Hernandez birth date as Feb 1974. He was 14, not 16, when he began his "career" of resume padding, number crunching and data manipulation!!!
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"Hernandez began his career in education as an office secretary in an elementary school."
HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD IN 1988. He was a student volunteer!
"In other districts, I've never had any issues."
A third of the teachers at the 1st school he "saved" made allegations of FCAT data manipulation and falsification. If his methods are so fantastic, why did scores fall dramatically when he left the school after 3 years?
"SOME parents in Palm Beach County had a strong reaction."
I personally became involved when I saw the the light of love for teaching leave the eyes of my daugther's teacher. An eductional professional (who I can still not identify because of the vindictive nature of our superintendent)with insider information describe the Hernandez plan to me, "It is the craziest thing I have ever seen...with confusing and conflicting directives on an almost DAILY basis." HUNDREDS of teachers protested, followed by THOUSANDS of parents. Teachers resigned in protest, including Dr. June Clarke, a Master Mathematics teacher with more than 30 years experience.
"I was the victim of how politics can overpower meeting children's needs."
He was thrown under the bus by a superintendent desperate to save his own job.
"The superintendent, the staff, and the board are about school reform."
And they ALL worked together in Miami where they spent $100,000,000 over three years on the failed "Miami School Improvement Zone." Jeff is the guy who will make their data look GOOD! Until the money is gone...
"I invite you to do your research."
From Jeff's mouth to God's ears!!!
By Toby Sells
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