Dr. Ana Hernández is Professor and Program Coordinator of Multilingual and Multicultural Education in the School of Education at CA State University San Marcos. She is the Director and Principal Investigator of a 5-yr longitudinal study for Project ACCEPT – Aligning the Common Core for English Learners, Parents and Teachers – a US Department of Education National Professional Development Grant for Dual Language Education. Dr. Hernandez is also coordinator of Project GLOBAL Competence – a Gates Foundation grant to transform the education and preparation of bilingual teachers with district partners. In addition, she is the faculty lead for CSUSM’s Study Abroad Program for Teachers of Spanish and Global Learning Networks for teacher candidates She developed the online Dual Language Certificate program for the School of Education and co-wrote a new MA in Multilingual and Multicultural Education. Her work in bilingual teacher preparation stems from 32-years of teaching in California public schools as a bilingual/dual language teacher in grades K-8th.
Dr. Hernández’s research examines instructional practices, teacher preparation, and cross-cultural equity in dual language education. Her publications are featured in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and edited books. Dr. Hernandez provides professional development for dual language teachers across the nation. She currently serves on the Association for Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE) – Advisory Committee and has dedicated her service to the organization since its inception. In her career, she has received various awards, including the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, CA Association for Bilingual Education State Teacher of the Year, Distinguished Teacher in Residence at CSUSM, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year, and recipient of large and small-scale research grants. She earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Joint Doctoral Program at the University of California in San Diego and CA State University San Marcos.
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