WOW! As you may or may not have heard, Renata A. Hernandez was voted in as President of the Board of Education.
Renata is a lifelong resident of Plainfield and graduate of PHS Class of 1984. She is a wife and the mother of Milani Hernandez who currently attends Plainfield Academy of Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS). She is a tireless youth advocate and is currently serving on the Plainfield Youth Council – Youth Summit 2011, and lead-mentor/co-founder of a young girls mentoring program; Tiaras to Crowns (a CFGC Outreach Ministry). She is committed to establishing more opportunities to forge stronger links between the district and the community.
Renata holds dual-degrees in Business Administration and Marketing; Magna Cum Laude, as well as a Masters in Business Administration.
Renata served on the Board of Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) from 2007-2009, and is probably most noted for her outspoken advocacy both voiced and penned through her blog – Peptalk: Revisited. She still continues to voice her opinion on her new Blog – Standing in the Gap for Plainfield Public Schools (http://standinginthegapforpps.blogspot.com/). She was also the treasurer for the PTO at Cedarbrook Elementary School for 3 years, and prior to her appointment to the Board of Education, served as the President of the PTO at PAAAS.
As President of the Plainfield Board of Education, Renata is determined to help develop a solid infrastructure based on the principles of integrity and comprised of effective policies, community and parental involvement, and a rigorous curriculum that will work together to produce 21st Century prepared Plainfield Public School Students. She has also made it very clear, that "WE WILL BE REFOCUSING ON THE YOUTH."
MY PERSPECTIVE: I am so happy for Renata. I knew she would get President sooner or later, and I think she deserves it. I can honestly say, from working with her on the Community "IN" Schools Committee that she is an absolute wonderful person, and is someone who really cares about the students of Plainfield. I can't wait to see what things she has planned, that will change the District for the better. The Leadership Project @ Jefferson is behind you each and every step of the way.
COMING UP NEXT: World Language Teachers, Next to go? Are you serious? Only here at A Student's Perspective will you find out what I think about this whole thing. Stay tuned,
With You For Leadership,
Vashon L. Hill
The Leadership Project @ Jefferson School
"Today's Youth becoming tomorrow's Leaders"
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