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Professor Manuel Hernández
Essays Collection

Email: josejosue24@gmail.com
Address: : 2012 Ernest St. Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Manuel Hernandez was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York in 1963. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and finished a Master�s in Education from Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) in the Bronx in 1994. He has coordinated symposiums, produced and coordinated television interviews on the literature written by Puerto Rican and Latino/a writers from the Diaspora. He has done numerous presentations, workshops and seminars on how to integrate latino/a literature in the English classroom. In 2014, he participated in a TedxTalk (Connections) at Southern New Hampshire University. He is the author of three books, , Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom (Editorial Plaza Mayor, 2003), The Birth of a Rican (Imprenta Sifre. 2008) and Living the Kingdom with purpose (Imprenta Sifre, 2013). He is a Language Arts teacher at Osceola School District in Florida.
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Manuel Hernández Carmona
Email: josejosue24@gmail.com
Address : 2012 Ernest St. Kissimmee, Florida 3474

Academic Preparation:

M.A. English: Teaching of English 7/12, literature
Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 1994

B.A. English: Teaching of English: secondary level
University of Puerto Rico
Rio Piedras Campus 1986


Objective: To assist schools, colleges, community centers and private organizations to increase their cultural awareness and provide specific strategies on how to tackle academic development.


Teaching Licenses:

Department of Education: Certified as a Secondary Level School Teacher in Puerto Rico
Department of Education: Certified as a Teacher Facilitator of English in Puerto Rico
(Available upon request)

Current Position:


English Zone Supervisor
Fajardo School District
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
From May 21, 2008 to the present


Teaching Experience: Secondary Level

Antonio Valero de Bernabé
Junior High School
English Teacher
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 2007 to May 20, 2008

New Vocational High School
English Teacher
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007


Antonio Valero de Bernabé
Junior High School
English Teacher
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 2004 to July 31, 2006


New Vocational High School
English Teacher
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2004


Antonio Valero de Bernabé
Junior High School
English Teacher
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2003


Bonneville School
High School
English Teacher
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 1991 to June 30, 1994


James Monroe High School
English as a Second Language Instructor
Bronx, New York
From September 1, 1988 to August 30, 1991


Teaching Experience: College Level

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico *
Fajardo Campus
English Instructor (adjunct)
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 1999 to the present

University of Puerto Rico #
Mayaguez Campus
English Instructor (full-time)
College of Arts and Sciences
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998

University of Puerto Rico #
Rio Piedras Campus
English Instructor (full-time)
College of Humanities
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 1994 o June 30, 1997

Courses Taught: College Level

Phonetics and Phonemics * #

Basic and Intermediate English * #

Conversational English * #

American Literature (1620 to the present) #

Grammatical Fundamentals of English *

The Teaching of Young Adult English in The Classroom *

Advanced Oral Communication *

Advanced Composition *

Introduction to Literature #

Puerto Rican Literature Written in English #

The Immigrant Experience #

College Courses Created:


The Teaching of Young Adult English in The Classroom * (on-line course)

Advanced Composition * (on-line course)

Puerto Rican Literature Written in English # (classroom course)


Administrative Experience:
(Job descriptions available upon request)

Associate Director:
University of Puerto Rico
College of Humanities
Department of English
Rio Piedras Campus
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
From August 1, 1994 to December 31, 1994

Director:
Office of International Students and Exchange Programs
University of Puerto Rico
Rio Piedras Campus
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
From September 1, 1998 to August 30, 1999


English as a Second Language Coordinator:
University of Puerto Rico
College of Humanities
Department of English
Rio Piedras Campus
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
From January 1, 1995 to July 31, 1996

English Zone Supervisor:
Department of Education
Fajardo District Office
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
May 27, 2000 to July 31, 2001

Other Professional Experiences:
(Detailed description available upon request)

Freelance Writer:
Articles have appeared in the following newspapers in the United States and Puerto Rico:

United States:
1. New York Political Ticker (NY)
2. Pasadena Star News (CA)
3. The New Tomorrow (NY)
4. El Semanario (Denver)
5. Whittier Daily News (CA)


Puerto Rico:
1. San Juan Star
2. El Nuevo Horizonte
3. Puerto Rico TESOL GRAM
4. Dialogo, UPR Rio Piedras


Websites:
1. www.puertoricans.com
2. www.hispanicvista.com
3. www.somosprimos.com
4. www.ednews.com
5. www.boricuafirst.com


Author, writer and editor:
Latino/a Literature in The English Classroom
College and high school textbook
Editorial Plaza Mayor 2003
San Juan, Puerto Rico


Author:
The Birth of a Rican
Semi-auto-bio narrative
Imprenta Sifre 2007
Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Translation: (From Spanish to English)
The History of a Rejection by Lorenzo García
Ediciones Antillana
Camuy, Puerto Rico 2009

Readings, Workshops and Conferences:
1. PR TESOL Conferences in Arecibo, Bayamon, San Juan, Fajardo and Ponce, Puerto Rico; 1980’s to the present
2. Guadalajara, Mexico; 1998
3. New York, New York; 1990’s to the present
4. University of West Virginia; 1996
5. State University of New York at Cortland; 1995

Educational Consultant:
1. New York City Board of Education, 1990, 2000 and 2001
2. Head Start Programs in Puerto Rico, 1993 and 1994
3. College Board Program in Puerto Rico, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2008
4. Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HitNet),
1998 and 2001
5. EDIC College, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 2009

Career Highlights:
· Coordinated and produced for HITN http://www.hitn.org/, the May of 1998 symposium, Puerto Rican Literature Written in the US: Redefining Literary Boundaries
· Coordinated, edited, produced and performed for HITN http://www.hitn.org/, the 2001 teacher-training session titled, Integrating Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom
· Interviewed by Saturday Morning News segment Visiones be NBC
York in April 2003
· Interviewed by Gloria Velazquez from CDM Internacional on the book translated from Spanish to English, The History of a Rejection in August of 2009
· Interviewed by Cultura Viva (twice): 1. In light of the publication of Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom in 2004 2. In light of the acclaimed independent PBS and award-winning documentary, Every Child is Born a Poet featuring Puerto Rican author, Piri Thomas in 2006.

Translator: English-Spanish/ Spanish-English
Synchronized translation
Fully bilingual
2000-2008
Iglesia Vida Abundante, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Professional References:
Available Upon Request