Early Childhood Education Specialist Training & Technical Assistance Services
Organization: Western Kentucky University
Luis A. Hernandez, T/TAS Early Childhood Education Specialist, holds an M.A. in Bilingual/Multicultural education from the University of San Francisco. Luis brings solid expertise based on his work history in Head Start, child care, Pre K programs, college and universities, child care resource and referral administration, and professional development design.
At TTAS-WKU, his work focuses in a wide range of early childhood education and professional development topics. His expertise includes early literacy, dual language learning, adult learning practices, changing demographics and diversity, and ECE management and leadership topics. As a regular presenter and keynote speaker at national, state, and local conferences, Luis is highly regarded for his motivational and energizing presentations.
In addition, Luis recently published his first book, “Learning from Bumps on the Road,” focused on leadership topics as in early childhood education. The book is a compilation of presentations and conversations with three fantastic leaders in the field.
Mr. Hernandez is active in a number of organizations that support children and family interests. At the National Association for the Education of Young Children –NAEYC-, he has been active in the accreditation process, and developing professional and leadership development opportunities. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, the United Way’s Center for Excellence in Early Childhood, and serves on the Board of Parents As Teachers. He has served on the Boards of the Florida Children’s Forum, the Child Care Workforce, NACCRRA – the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, PSP- Parent Services Project in California, and the National Latino Children’s Institute. For Luis, an area of work and professional interest centers in advancing the goals of the World Forum on Early Care and Education. Lastly, Luis is proud to serve as Trustee on the Board of Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts, his undergraduate alma mater.