Dr. Robert Hernandez

Dr. Robert Hernandez

Principal at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Dr. Robert Hernandez holds an Ed.D. in Education Administration in Higher Education from Northern Illinois University.  Currently, Robert is the Principal at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora, Illinois, having worked there for the past 23 years.  He has also served as the Executive Director of Student Affairs. At Aurora University, he teaches a doctoral course entitled, “Curriculum for Race, Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity“.  Robert’s passion is in educational equity and multicultural issues.  His previous positions include The Coordinator of Minority Recruitment and Retention at IMSA, the Coordinator of Minority Advisement and Organizations at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL as well as working in resident life as a Hall Director and Area Coordinator. His doctoral research included the cultural factors that influence the retention and successful completion of a baccalaureate degree for Latino students.

Principal Sharing Session


Principals will have an opportunity to share an overview of their schools and communities in a small group setting. Table leaders from IMSA will facilitate this introductory session in which participants will share factual information about their school as well as what makes them most proud of their school along with the greatest challenges they […]