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Dr. Salvador A. Fernandez, President, STEM Happens Network: A Pioneer in Education Reform and STEM Leadership

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Spanning over four decades, Dr. Salvador A. Fernandez has cultivated an impressive career that has left an indelible mark in the realm of education. He has garnered national acclaim for his unwavering dedication to integrated STEM education reform. His visionary insights and resolute commitment have reshaped the landscape of learning.

Dr. Fernandez's journey has seen him excel in numerous pivotal roles, each contributing to his profound impact on education. As the former Middle School Specialist in NYCDOE Office of Renewal, Executive Director for School Achievement, and NYCDOE middle school principal, he demonstrated a relentless pursuit of excellence. His leadership extended to Director of School Quality in the Office of Accountability and Director of School Assessment and Improvement for NYCDOE, amplifying his influence in the educational domain.

A staunch advocate for lifelong learning, Dr. Fernandez's zeal led him to partake in the prestigious Chancellor’s Incentive Doctoral Program, culminating in his graduation with the highest honors from St. John’s University in 2002.

Dr. Salvador Fernandez has been a driving force in STEM education, notably crafting and spearheading the transformative school achievement effort at the New York City Department of Education. His visionary leadership was also instrumental during his tenure as the principal of I.S. 52 in District 6 Manhattan, Director of School Quality in the Office of Accountability for the New York City Department of Education, and Director of School Assessment and Improvement for District 5, earning him national recognition for his pioneering contributions to education reform.

A proud product of New York City's public school system, Dr. Fernandez's profound connection to education has motivated him to serve on the New Rochelle Board of Education in New Rochelle, NY. He also holds a position on the board of directors for "It Takes a Village to Educate a Child," further exemplifying his dedication to fostering an enriched learning environment.

Dr. Fernandez's academic journey includes the acquisition of a Master of Science degree from Hunter College, followed by an educational administration certificate from City College of New York. His pursuit of knowledge culminated in his exemplary graduation from St. John’s University in 2002, a testament to his unyielding commitment to continuous growth and development.

Dr. Salvador A. Fernandez stands as a transformative figure in education, a visionary leader who has not only reshaped the educational landscape but continues to inspire generations to pursue excellence in STEM and beyond.


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