Dr. Michael Hernandez

Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators

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Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators


Dr. Miguel (Mike) Hernandez is the Executive Director for the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators.  In this role, he leads an organization that has a core mission of providing state-wide professional development and advocacy for a variety of administrative roles in Arkansas school districts.  Dr. Hernandez is student-focused and works to support growth in each school leader’s ability to improve student achievement.  He is actively engaged in the education community to identify, develop and leverage resources to assist districts.

Dr. Hernandez previously served at the Arkansas Department of Education in a variety of positions including State Superintendent for the Office of Coordinated Support and Service and Deputy Commissioner.  He also served as Assistant Commissioner over Fiscal Services. Dr. Hernandez has served as Superintendent of the Hot Springs School District and Danville School District. He began his administrative career as a Principal of the Western Yell County High School. Dr. Hernandez received his B.S. from the University of New Orleans, an M.A. from the University of Central Arkansas in Mathematics, an M.A. from Harding University and his doctorate from Harding University in Educational Leadership. Dr. Hernandez lives in Hot Springs with his wife, Susan, and three girls, Sophie, Olivia and Josie.

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